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A light blue casserole dish is filled with this Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole recipe
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5 from 12 votes

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole

Juicy chicken with broccoli and a cheesy sauce topped with buttery Ritz crackers. This family favorite is an easy to make casserole much like the one at Cracker Barrel.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Latest Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole, Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 343kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • 1.5 cup Cheddar and Colby Jack Cheese Blend divided
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli florets (frozen and thawed or fresh)
  • 2 cups Ritz crackers crushed, divided, (about 1 ½ sleeves)
  • 3 teaspoon butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk, cheddar soup, 1 cup shredded cheese, ½ cup crushed crackers, paprika and garlic powder. Add in broccoli and ½ sleeve of crushed crackers. Pour mixture over chicken.
  • Pour half the cheese mixture over the chicken. Then distribute the broccoli over the top. Pour remaining cheese mixture on top of broccoli.
  • Sprinkle 1 sleeve (1.5 cups) of crushed crackers over the top and ½ cup of shredded cheese. Pour melted butter over the top
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.


If you would like to use full breasts make sure to cut in half or smaller pieces. If using larger breast increase cook time by 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked and 165 degrees in the center. 


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 595mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g