Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
This Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe is a little unusual. Through the years I have learned to save and repurpose every morsel of food that could be saved or used in some way. This casserole is made up with mostly left overs and you would never know that it wasn't made fresh today. In today's economy the food prices are very high and still climbing. I try and help young families with growing their own vegetables, planning the meals and economizing wherever possible. This is a recipe that I made for a study group for young homemakers.

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Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
How To Make Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Sauté the onion's in butter.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Add chopped celery, to the onion sauté. The celery had been from frozen and we just placed it in a colander to slightly thaw or you could use fresh.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Steam 5 cups of fresh broccoli florets. We picked the broccoli from the garden.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Add all-purpose flour to the sautéed onions and celery stir until the flour is blended in with the vegetables as you continue to
 cook on medium low heat.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Next we will add some chicken broth that was homemade and frozen in small batches to use in this way for casseroles and other dishes. This will make a nice gravy base for the vegetables.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
We will add a 3 cup bag of frozen chicken to the gravy mix.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
I package and freeze all of my chicken or turkey in 3 cup bags. Most casserole recipes ask for 3 cups.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Stir the chicken into the gravy mix and add the seasons,
 then stir well.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
The rice was frozen, I just place it in the colander and run warm water over it, then drain it well.
Add the cooked rice to the gravy , then stir in the steamed fresh broccoli. 
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Add the Mayo and Sour Cream Mix, then stir together 
until completely incorporated.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Generously butter a 9 X 13 baking dish.
Add the casserole mixture to the baking dish.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
For the topping we will use a medium sauce pan to heat butter and mix Panko crumbs with the butter.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Using a fork, stir in the shredded cheese, stir until
 it is melted and mixed.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, Remove the casserole dish and Sprinkle the Panko and cheese topping over the top of the casserole. Return the dish to the oven and continue to bake for 15 minutes. Remove the casserole to a cooling rack.
Serve hot.
Recipe
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
This is a delicious casserole that is ready to serve 12 people.
Remember that it was made with 
mostly left overs that had been frozen.
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
The flavor of this casserole is amazing!
Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
This serving is for you, ENJOY!!
I sure hope that you enjoy the savings that can be found in this recipe and that you enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend some time in the kitchen with us. I always look forward to your visits. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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