Our healthy chicken casserole recipe is, bar none, the biggest hit in our family. If I ask my family what their preference is, they always ask for our chicken casserole first.
Close your eyes and imagine taking a bite of this meal below. It tastes as good as it looks.
We use fresh broccoli straight from the earth. Broccoli is a super food that has tremendous cancer fighting properties.
We use wholesome rBGST free cheese.
We use brown rice instead of white rice. We do not use white rice because of its high glycemic index. Brown rice is low glycemic and will not spike your blood sugar.
You will need to learn how to cook brown rice before you can make this dish. Please click here to learn more about cooking brown rice.
First, cook a pot of brown rice. You can also use a pot of cold rice from the refrigerator.
We use short grain brown rice. The texture of short grain brown rice gives this healthy chicken casserole a wonderful chewy texture that long grain brown rice does not offer.
Take a large baking dish and layer your pre-cooked rice at the bottom. You don't have to do anything in particular, but just make sure the bottom of the pan is evenly covered with rice.
The next step is to take a large stalk of broccoli and cut it into bite sized pieces. It's best to use the broccoli crowns, but you can also use part of the stalk as well.
Layer the broccoli over the rice. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and pre-cook it in a pan. Then place the cooked chicken on top of the broccoli.
The next thing you're going to do is grate about 1 cup of yellow cheddar cheese. You can also use yellow and white marbled cheese as well. They both work great. You can use more or less cheese depending on how big your casserole is.
The only thing we're careful with is using cheese that has not been treated with rBGST. This is a dangerous steroid hormone that we do not yet fully understand.
Open 1 large (22.6 oz) can of Campbell's condensed chicken soup and layer it on top of the chicken and broccoli.
You can also use 2 smaller cans of condensed chicken soup. Either one will work fine. I've also seen people use just cheese by itself, and it looks great. If you do it without the Campbell's condensed soup, you're going to need to use a lot more cheese to make up for the sauce.
Once you're done spreading the Campbell's condensed soup over the casserole, sprinkle course ground black pepper evenly over the top.
Bake your healthy chicken casserole at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. The casserole is already pre-cooked, so you don't want to over cook it.
After about 20 minutes, remove the casserole and spread the grated cheese on top of the casserole. Make sure to cover every area.
Put the casserole back into the oven and bake it until the cheese melts completely. It takes between five to seven minutes to completely melt the cheese.
Remove the casserole and serve hot. This dish serves four to six people, depending on the serving size.
Look at this mouthwatering masterpiece below.
Look at the sheer deliciousness of the picture below!