Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole combines pasta with shredded chicken, broccoli, bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch seasoning to make a totally irresistible casserole. 

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Ingredients You Need

The recipe below is cooked in a casserole pan in the oven. It takes only about 20 minutes. However, you can also cook it in the microwave in just 8 minutes.

The ingredients you need are:

  • Chicken breast
  • Ranch seasoning mix
  • Softened Cream cheese (set this out 15 minutes before you prepare)
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Green Onions
  • Pasta
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms

Alternatives To Try

If you don’t like broccoli or mushrooms, you can either leave them out or substitute for other veggies. We also like this casserole with cauliflower and cubed potatoes.

Try different pasta shapes. Some of the pasta we think works really well:

  • Macaroni
  • Shells
  • Rigatoni
  • Penne
  • Farfalle

For a real change, try stuffing the mixture into large cooked shells and topping with cheese. It’s amazing!

For a keto friendly version, leave the pasta out of the recipe and increase the amount of broccoli. You can cook it for the same amount of time.

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Crack Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

This crack chicken broccoli casserole is so good, you'll want to make it all the time.
4.99 from 68 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Laura Lynch


  • 6 ounces chicken breast
  • 1 cup dry fusilli pasta
  • 1 Ranch seasoning packet
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 strips cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 cup broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 6 mushrooms sliced
  • 2 green onions sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Cook and shred the chicken. At the same time, cook and drain the pasta.
  • Add the Ranch seasoning, softened cream cheese, half the shredded cheese and bacon crumbles to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Add the shredded chicken, bacon, broccoli, and mushrooms. Stir to combine. Pour into an 8×8 baking dish. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Top with green onions.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg


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8 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

  1. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain says:

    5 stars
    OH this is the kind of food I love to eat on the sofa watching my favorite show and not thinking about calories whatsoever! This is just what I need right now.

  2. Kait | Slumber & Scones says:

    5 stars
    Ooh, this looks like such a comforting and filling dinner! I love the combination of creamy ranch flavor with the pasta and broccoli, and can’t wait to try.

  3. Meranda says:

    When I say we think alike!!! I always serve it over pasta WITH BROCCOLI MIXED IN too!!! I will be saving your recipe for quick references when I forget how to make it and need advice. Thank you!!

  4. Angela says:

    5 stars
    I made this for dinner last night kind of as a last minute thing. I had precooked Costco chicken and was looking for something to make with it. My family loved it! I cooked the bacon and left it to be sprinkled on top since one person wasn’t into bacon. It was amazing! I will definitely make it again.

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