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Everyone's favorite casserole is now freezer-friendly! This oh-so-yummy one-dish meal comes together in just a few minutes using pantry staples and leftover chicken (or turkey), then freezes ahead for busy weeknights. The ultimate comfort food just got better!

Easy Freezer Chicken & Rice Casserole

This oh-so-easy one dish meal is sure to be a family favorite for young and old alike!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Freezer Chicken & Rice Casserole
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 28 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups cooked chopped chicken a deli rotisserie chicken works well
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 cans condensed cream of broccoli soup
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 16 oz container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 10 oz packages yellow rice
  • 1 16 oz bag frozen broccoli
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Chop onion; set aside.
  2. In large bowl whisk together soup, milk, water, sour cream, salt, pepper, chopped onion and garlic powder until well blended.
  3. Mix in rice, chicken, broccoli, and cheddar cheese.
  4. Divide mixture into 2 gallon size freezer bags (be sure to label bags first); freeze until needed.
  5. Thaw; pour mixture into casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir, being sure to scrape any rice that has collected along the sides and mix well.  

  6. If desired, sprinkle with 1/2 cup crushed cracker crumbs and drizzle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake at 400 degrees for additional 45-50 minutes.