I am so excited to share with you all of the products from this November #TheHolidayBox that I received from Acorn Influence. I’ve had a ton of fun using these items, and I can’t wait to share them with you. In fact, I used almost all of them and made this delicious cheesy chicken broccoli rice casserole. It’s one of our favorite recipes, and I can’t wait to share just how easy it is to make.
Before we get started on how to make this casserole, let me tell you a bit about #TheHolidayBox I received this month from Acorn. It contained a Ninja Bullet, Chicago Cutlery, Sharpie EXTREME markers, Tea from Signature Tea Co., and a nice Rubbermaid storage container. It was like Christmas arrived at my door! (And if you didn’t get one of these boxes, don’t worry, you can easily find all of these products at your local Walmart!)
I was so excited to use all of the products, that I decided to share a Thanksgiving dish we love to have every year, give it a little twist, and use all of the products from #TheHolidayBox.
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
First I made a nice cup of tea before I got started with the recipe. I am a huge fan of green tea, but my favorite tea is the peppermint. It was so yummy and really helped get me into the festive mood. Make sure you gran them the next time you are at Walmart.
I then grabbed the Chicago Cutlery knives (found at Walmart!) and began easily cutting things up. It was a breeze cutting up my onion and chicken. It’s so important to have good, sharp knives when cooking.
To chop, I actually placed my onion pieces and broccoli into the Ninja Bullet and chopped them easily. The Auto IQ function on the Ninja is AMAZING!
My husband is so addicted to the Ninja Bullet (also found at Walmart!) and LOVES the Auto IQ function. He’s a workout buff and has been making all of his protein smoothies with fresh fruit and protein powder. It’s such a breeze to use, and he can make his smoothies as smooth or as chunky as he wants. All you have to do it is tell it what you want and it does it all.
After preparing all of my ingredients, I added everything into a large mixing bowl and baked for 30 minutes. (You can find the full recipe and instructions below.)
After cooling, I placed the extra casserole into the Rubbermaid dish and labeled it with some washi tape using the Sharpie EXTREME markers. You won’t have to worry about fading or rubbing off the labels with these markers! They are awesome.
And I love using Rubbermaid during the holidays. It’s the time of year where I get to break all of my different sized pieces out for all of the amazing leftover dishes we will have. My refrigerator is so much better organized when I have it labeled and stacked with Rubbermaid dishes. Otherwise I am stacking 9 x 13 casserole dishes (and that never turns out well).
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
I loved all of these Acorn Box items this month, and don’t forget, you can find them all at your local Walmart!
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole & Holiday Acorn Box
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and cubed OPTIONAL)
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups rice cooked
- 2 bags frozen broccoli finely chopped
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 16 oz jar process cheese
- 1/4 cup butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- If making with chicken, pre cook and cube the chicken and set aside.
- Steam rice per instructions on the bag, then chop finely.
- Chop onion and saute for 3 minutes with 1/4 cup butter.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium bowl, add rice, broccoli, chicken, soup, cheese sauce, onion, and stir well.
- Pour into a casserole dish and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
If you are looking for an amazing side dish to make with your holiday meals, make this Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. It’s super easy, and just as delicious!