Depending upon what you have on hand in the kitchen, a chicken casserole recipe makes a quick and easy meal that pleases nearly everyone, including the cook. Chicken casserole recipes create a one-dish meal that you usually need only complement with a salad and perhaps a few dinner rolls. There are dozens of ways to create a chicken casserole to be made and enjoyed. Use freshly poached, rotisserie, or canned chicken to make life easier.


1. The Perfect Couple: Chicken and Broccoli

There are endless chicken casserole recipes that pair poultry with broccoli. Here's one: Simmer four boneless chicken breasts in a pot of water. Add salt, and cook for 45 minutes. Drain the chicken, saving the soup. Shred the chicken. Parboil a head of broccoli florets. Spread 2 cups of cooked rice in the bottom of a baking dish. Add a layer of broccoli. Mix together the chicken soup, a cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, a tablespoon of lemon juice, the chicken, 5 ounces of grated Cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

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