Mama's Chicken Casserole

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One of my mama's famous dishes is her chicken casserole. It's super simple and a great fall staple. There's nothing like a good casserole or crock pot dinner as you move into the colder months, right?!

You can add or takeaway from this, as I have throughout the years to make it my own- my secret ingredient to making it super fluffy is to add a dollop of sour cream. My sister never liked the broccoli, so Ma would always make 2- one with and one without. For me, the cheese and the other ingredients make the taste of the broccoli pretty well, for a girl who doesn't love those tree-shaped veggies so much.

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Melissa's Chicken Casserole

A fall staple everyone will love to bring warmth and coziness in with a single dish!


  • 1 stick of melted butter

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts boiled, or 3 cups diced rotisserie chicken

  • Salt/Pepper, to taste

  • 1+ large, family size can of Cream of Chicken (I like to make it super creamy, so I use 1 small can too)

  • 1 1/4 cups white long grain rice, cooked

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets steamed and drained, chop to desired size

  • 1 large dollop of sour cream

  • 1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, separated

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Cook chicken, rice and broccoli separate.

  • Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces and season desired amount of salt and pepper.

  • Mix cream of chicken, chicken, sour cream, broccoli, rice and 1 cup of shredded cheese in large bowl and then place evenly in a casserole dish. Cook uncovered 30 minutes.

  • Remove casserole from oven. Mix cracker crumbs and melted butter. Top with remaining cheese. Return to oven uncovered 5-10 minutes, until cheese melts.

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Happy Fall Y'all,


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