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Broccoli-Cauliflower Chicken Casserole

A chicken, broccoli and rice casserole is one of our favorite comfort foods. I make my easy variation in the slow cooker. You can easily substitute whatever cheese you prefer. I sometimes use dairy-free cheese to create a more paleo-friendly dinner. The dish is also delicious sprinkled with a simple bread crumb topping. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Hot cooked brown rice


  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk broth, cream cheese, oil, sage, salt and pepper; pour over chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken and vegetables are tender. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 314 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • ornamentnut
    Feb 4, 2021

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  • Lauren
    Jan 6, 2021

    This was really good. Only exception was using 1 teaspoons of ground sage as I didn't have dried sage leaves. Only negative comment is that the chicken should have been seasoned first with salt and pepper. Will make again.

  • Kamila
    May 4, 2019

    Very good meal. A family favorite. Super tasty love it!!

  • Donna
    Jan 5, 2019

    Both my husband and I liked this. I found the vegetables to still have a crunch (I thought it would be mushy). I even enjoyed this the next day!! I did not have fresh mushrooms so I look forward to making this again.

  • mimi_cam
    Oct 23, 2018

    Loved it, delicious! Used the California mix veggie blend as JackieG316 did. A tasty, easy dish.

  • redpen
    Oct 31, 2017

    We weren't wild about this. The broccoli and cauliflower turn to mush with that long a cook time. The flavor was ok, but I would add more cheese if I were doing it again. Usually my family loves walking in the door to the smell of dinner in the crockpot, but instead of "ooh, yum, what smells so good?" I got "Yuck, what's that smell?" Also, be aware that it makes a LOT! We have enough for 3 meals, and I'm the only one who cared for it.

  • zookeeperk
    Sep 15, 2017

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  • JackieG316
    Oct 8, 2016

    Love this as hubby likes it also. Instead of the fresh cauliflower, carrots and broccoli I used two 12 oz packages of frozen California Mix veggies made by Kroger as it contains all 3 veggies and I use a lot of frozen veg. Super easy to throw together in the crock pot and dinner is done!