Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Quick, easy, cheesy, and crunchy chicken casserole! A great comfort food.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 casserole


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 ½ cooked boneless chicken breasts, shredded, or more to taste

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh broccoli

  • ¾ cup chopped mushrooms

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring water, chicken broth, and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. While rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Place shredded chicken in a large casserole dish. Add cooked rice, soup, water chestnuts, Cheddar cheese, broccoli, mushrooms, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Stir well, then spread the top so it's even.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until nicely browned and bubbly, 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Cream of celery or chicken soup works too.

You can use any kind of shredded cheese you like.

I make this dish without chicken (and chicken broth) for my vegetarian friends. Just add more veggies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
23g Fat
35g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 877mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 362mg 28%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 319mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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