Busy weekday nights are the perfect time to whip up a quick and easy casserole. We have a few favorites around here, but I also love coming up with new recipes to try in order to incorporate all the ingredients we may have on hand. After surveying what we had on hand I decided on this tasty chicken, broccoli, & rice casserole.
My family loves broccoli (and the fresh stuff we had was nearing the end of its life), and we all also love chicken, rice, and cheese, so that combination was easy to decide on. But what else? Thinking to a few of my other favorite ingredients I came up with this really easy recipe that everyone loved, and my son even asked for seconds!
I love how easy this recipe comes together because my husband hates when I have to dirty a dozen dishes just to make a meal. With this one I don’t even use a bowl! I just add all the ingredients to a 2-quart dish and mix it right up.
You could probably use a smaller dish, but I wouldn’t recommend it as the mixing might get messy, plus the secret ingredient works great when it is spread out over more area. Secret ingredient?!! Yes — I tried out a new topping and everyone was in love with how this turned out!
Can you guess what the secret ingredient was that I used? I’ll give you a second……
It is a simple crumb topping with the Honeycomb cereal broken into little bits, then topped with a drizzle of butter. It adds a little sweet punch to this savory dish.
Ready to try it for yourself?
- 2 cups of diced cooked chicken
- 2 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 can cream of chicken or your favorite flavor soup
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1½ cups shredded cheese
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½-3/4 cup crushed Honeycomb cereal
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients into a greased 2-quart baking dish.
- Mix up all the ingredients except Honeycomb and butter right in the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the crushed Honeycomb over the top of the casserole.
- Drizzle melted butter over the top.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until casserole is heated through.
This post is sponsored by Post Cereal, all opinions are my own.