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Vegetable and Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole

Servings: 6 -8
Author: Cyndi

Ingredients

  • Chicken & Vegetable:
  • 2 -3 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 chicken breast diced into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoon Ms. Dash seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Toppings:
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8 inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. If you don't have cooked rice, start your rice now.
  • Using a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, Ms Dash seasoning, garlic salt and sauté until done, about 10 minutes. Place chicken in a large bowl or casserole dish.
  • Using the same skillet, add more olive oil if needed and let warm to medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 4 minutes, until translucent. Add broccoli and cook for an additional minute. Add in spinach and corn, cooking 30 seconds to 1 minute, until spinach is wilted and corn is heated. Transfer vegetable to the same bowl with the chicken. Stir to combine.
  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until the flour turns to a light brown.
  • Slowly whisk in the half and half, only 1/4 cup at a time until smooth and no lumps remain. Bring to a boil, making sure to stir constantly. Cook and stir one minute while lightly boiling. Remove from heat, cool 3 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the sour cream, Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir in with the chicken and vegetables. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Add toppings and bake additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkle with hot sauce and enjoy!