Chicken fried rice that you don’t have to fry? Introducing the chicken broccoli fried rice casserole! Just dump all ingredients into a baking dish and dinner is ready!
This chicken broccoli fried rice casserole is the easiest dinner ever! All you need to do is put the uncooked rice, chicken pieces and broccoli in a baking dish, pour the mixture of water, soy sauce, oil and honey over it, cover and bake for 1 hour. When the timer beeps, take out your casserole dish, uncover the foil, fluff the rice with a fork and your delicious chicken broccoli fried rice dinner is ready!
This is true “dump dinner” – no pre-cooking of any ingredients needed! Everything is put in a casserole dish in its raw form – uncooked rice, raw chicken and uncooked broccoli. Just dump all the ingredients in the baking dish, cover and bake for 1 hour. All these ingredients will cook together in the oven, and the sauce will flavor them all!
Instead of cooking rice on a stove or rice cooker, the rice actually cooks in the oven – it’s a baked fried rice! Yes, there are many way to cook the rice – sometime I even cook rice in a microwave :) The soy sauce with oil permeates the rice and mimics the flavor of fried rice without all the work! And if you are looking for a traditional fried rice recipe, I’ve got it too – check out my skillet chicken fried rice – yum!
Feel free to substitute the broccoli with any other veggies or simply omit it. Frozen vegetables will work too – just open a package and throw them all in! No need to defrost them – they will thaw in the oven as the casserole cooks :) For the pan-fried version, check out chicken and rice stir fry with frozen vegetables.
Enjoy this yummy chicken broccoli fried rice casserole! This one is a must for your weeknight dinner recipe collection!
- 1½ lbs chicken breast
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 2 cups white rice, uncooked
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 3¼ cups water
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a non-stick 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cut the chicken breast into 1-inch pieces.
- In a bowl, mix oil, soy sauce, honey and water.
- Put rice in a baking dish. Top with chicken and broccoli.
- Pour the water mixture over the rice.
- Completely cover the baking dish with foil.
- Put the baking dish in the oven and bake the chicken fried rice casserole for 1 hour.