Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole – a warm, filling and healthy one-pan meal that is Super Easy to make, delicious and an excellent choice for healthy dinner. Perfect for those crazy weeknights!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Season chicken cubes with salt , followed by cajun creole seasoning – salt free. Stir until thoroughly mixed
Heat oil in a skillet, stir in the chicken , cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes .
Add minced garlic , stir for about a minute, followed by chopped onion , cook until onions wilted – about 4 more minutes . Remove and set aside.
In a 10 inch oven safe skillet add butter , as soon as butter melts whisk in flour . Continue whisking until flour is fully mixed with butter, then cook for about a minute
Slowly add chicken broth, a little at the time, followed by the milk , you do not want to mixture to form any lumps , bring to simmer then turn down to medium so it simmers gently and thickens into a cream sauce -about 6 -8 minutes.
An easy way to gauge this is if the sauce coats the back of a wooden spoon, and a path with your finger.
Turn off the heat and stir in the rice, broccoli , and ½ cup cheese and chicken. Stir add creole seasoning,salt , mix – adjust seasonings to liking .Top with remaining cheese .
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-30 minutes or until heated through.