Chicken and Rice Casserole – Wednesday

We are always looking for yummy recipes to utilize dancing chicken left-overs, and we came across this one in “The Cheese Issue” of the Food Network Magazine I mentioned on Monday. So we’ll see how it goes!

Cook Time: 45 minutes

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 scallions, sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (skin removed)
1 cup medium-grain white rice
1 plum tomato, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup diced dill havarti cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (about 1 ounce)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and about three-quarters of the scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the broccoli, chicken, rice, tomato, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; stir to combine.

Whisk the chicken broth and sour cream in a bowl, pour into the skillet and bring to a simmer. Stir in half each of the havarti and parmesan. Cover tightly with a lid or aluminum foil, transfer to the oven and bake until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Turn on the broiler. Uncover the skillet and sprinkle with the remaining havarti and parmesan, then broil until golden, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the reserved scallions.

HUSBAND RATING: “Well I like it, but I don’t think you will.” And I actually didn’t think it was bad. It didn’t have all that much flavor, but I did eat it for lunch the next day too. So it must have been OK! It was a good consistency, and I enjoyed that there wasn’t much mayo, sour cream, etc. that you usually find in a casserole.casserole 2


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2 Responses to Chicken and Rice Casserole – Wednesday

  1. Lauren says:

    Looks good to me! I just ordered a subscription to Food Network magazine. The cheese issue convinced me!

  2. I am not the best at cooking…. But love good food… Keep the good recipes coming =)

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