106 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 44
  • 5 Rating Star 40
  • 3 Rating Star 9
  • 2 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 6

This recipe has been handed down in my family. Now it is handed to me. It is a wonderful casserole. Has a wonderful mix of ingredients. The tradition is to add an ingredient as it is handed. I have added the canned mushrooms. This freezes wonderfully. Just mix, freeze, and when ready to serve, remove and bake. Lovely!

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and celery until tender. Stir in the condensed soup and chicken broth. Add the broccoli, water chestnuts, rice, chicken, and mushrooms. Cook and stir briefly. Season with salt and garlic powder. Mix in Cheddar cheese, and pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through and bubbly.

Cook's Note:

Use your favorite cream soup in place of the cream of celery, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; 23.69 g protein; 28.63 g carbohydrates; 21.18 g fat; 88.81 mg cholesterol; 726.44 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

07/23/2003
Excellent casserole! By accident more broccoli fell out of the bag when I was dumping it in but still very good! Also I used brown rice but next time I will use white and added a dash of S&P. We all love broccoli chicken and cheese so this was a delicious and filling meal. Will make again.
(27)

Most helpful critical review

10/02/2003
This is the most horrible casserole my family has ever eaten. Nothing could make it worse. It tastes worse than alpo smells. If you hate your family cook this.
(32)
106 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 44
  • 5 Rating Star 40
  • 3 Rating Star 9
  • 2 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 6
10/02/2003
This is the most horrible casserole my family has ever eaten. Nothing could make it worse. It tastes worse than alpo smells. If you hate your family cook this.
(32)
07/23/2003
Excellent casserole! By accident more broccoli fell out of the bag when I was dumping it in but still very good! Also I used brown rice but next time I will use white and added a dash of S&P. We all love broccoli chicken and cheese so this was a delicious and filling meal. Will make again.
(27)
10/11/2008
My boyfriend and I really liked this recipe. I took into consideration all the reviewers' suggestions and it came out wonderfully. I added an extra cup of cubed chicken and an extra cup of rice. I used about 2 cups of fresh steamed broccoli and 1 cup of fresh sliced mushrooms. I used one can of cream of mushroom soup and one can of cream of chicken soup. I left out the water chestnuts and the celery because they just don't do it for me in a casserole. I sauteed the onion and mushrooms then added all the other ingredients adding shredded Colby cheese only after it was in the baking dish and ready to be baked. Again I'm very pleased with how this turned out. My only wish is that I had something crunchy to top it off at the end. Maybe French fried onions?
(17)
10/29/2003
My family loved this. I left out the things I knew they wouldn't like (celery water chestnuts and mushrooms) and added a little cheese whiz to add to the cheesyness. They loved it and I will make again. Will probably put less onion in next time to make it more kid friendly!
(16)
10/21/2005
Very versatile! The water chestnuts gave it just the texture needed for such a creamy meal. I sauted 8oz. of fresh mushrooms with the onions and celery (no canned mushrooms). And I used two cans of soup and doubled the chicken broth. I also cooked my rice with the remainder of the broth. I added an extra cup of chicken. Since I don't care for frozen veggies I used fresh broccoli and parboiled it for a moment. Everyone enjoyed it!
(13)
07/20/2003
I found this recipe because I had some leftover chicken as well as rice. The only ingredient I didn't have was the celery. It was surprisingly very good! I added garlic pepper spice and some paprika. Great recipe to make use of leftovers.
(9)
03/30/2006
very good! I added some red pepper and grated carrot for some extra color and used brown rice. I'll definitely make this again.
(6)
12/04/2005
I cooked the onion and celery in chicken broth instead of butter to reduce the fat and I used cream of broccoli soup since I didn't have cream of celery. I also left out the mushrooms since I'm allergic. Since some reviewers had said it could be dry I left the rice out of the casserole and then served it over rice. The celery and water chestnuts gave it just the right amount of crunch and it was really tasty. I'll definitely make this again.
(6)
11/08/2005
I thought this was a great recipe. It was fast it was easy I made it following the exact directions and it turned out great!!! my husband and daughter loved it!
(5)