Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole


This Gluten Free Chicken Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole is healthy comfort food at its finest! Best part of this casserole is that it reheats beautifully, can be made in advance and freezes great in individual portions.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare an 8x11 casserole dish by greasing lightly with olive oil or butter.

In a large skillet, over medium-high heat add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and sear the chicken for about 5-6 minutes. Set aside.

In the same skillet,saute onion. Add in flour and whisk quickly for about a minute or so. Add milk, spices.

Simmer the mixture on low heat until it thickens. Stir every once in a while. Remove from the heat and add 1-½ cup of cheddar cheese.

In a large bowl or right in the prepared casserole dish, mix rice, broccoli, chicken, and sauce.

Sprinkle the remaining ½ cups cheese on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Serve while the casserole is still warm and the cheese melty.

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