One Pot Broccoli Chicken And Rice Casserole
Made-from-scratch creamy, tacky chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole made in one pot at the stove!
Tastes like risotto, however lots quicker to make and absolutely low renovation. Loaded with lots of broccoli, that is a extraordinary short dinner concept you may get at the desk in much less than 30 minutes!
It in no way even crossed my thoughts to make a recipe including this bird Broccoli Rice Casserole from anything however scratch. but a quick Google and i used to be extremely bemused to locate that there are in reality many versions of similar rice casseroles made using canned soup.
I’ve by no means attempted this with canned soup, and i by no means intend to. Having attempted canned soup in diverse forms in my time, i will say with no question that selfmade from scratch is tastier, it’s better for you and it’s smooth!
- 2 tbsp / 30 g unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion , finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves , minced
- 500 g/1 lb chicken thigh , cut into bite size pieces (Note 1)
- 2 ½ tbsp flour (or 1 ½ tbsp. cornflour / cornstarch)
- 2 cups / 500 ml milk (any, I use low fat)
- 2 cups / 500 ml chicken broth
- 1 ¼ cups / 225g white rice , uncooked (Note 2)
- 1 tsp dried thyme (or other herb of choice)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 large head of broccoli, broken / cut into small florets (~400 - 500g / 14 oz - 1 lb) (Note 3)
- 2 cups / 200g shredded mozzarella or cheddar (or other cheese of choice) (Note 4)
- Finely chopped parsley , optional garnish
- Soften butter and warmth oil in a pot over high warmth. upload onion and garlic, prepare dinner for 1 minute. add hen and cook till it modifications from purple to white. (observe five)
- Flip range right down to medium. add flour and stir for 1 minute.
- Add 1/2 the milk, stirring as you cross, and as soon as incorporated into the flour add the relaxation of the milk and stir.
- Upload broth, rice, thyme and a simply pinch of salt and pepper.
- Stir, bring to simmer, then cowl. turn all the way down to medium low and prepare dinner for 12 minutes.
- Dispose of lid – there ought to still be liquid on the surface. operating fast, add broccoli, push down so it’s partly submerged, cowl and prepare dinner for a further 3 minutes until broccoli is just cooked.
- Preheat grill/broiler. get rid of lid and stir via half of the cheese – don’t fear if it appears a piece too saucy, excess liquid receives sucked up in mins (see video). smooth floor, pinnacle with remaining cheese. Grill/broil till melted (or just put lid on and allow to melt with residual heat on grew to become off stove).
- Serve right away, garnished with parsley if preferred.