With just 4 ingredients, this broccoli cheese chicken bake recipe brings all the delicious flavor of comfort food into a dinner that is almost too easy to make on a busy weeknight!
If you can’t tell by all of my previous easy chicken bake recipes, this meal has become the go to dinner for busy week nights in our home. They are great because you can throw them together in minutes, they are a super hearty dinner filled with wholesome white meat chicken and packed with veggies, and they bring together some of our favorite flavor combos in a super easy package.
One of the popular questions I get about my blog is where I get my recipes. I find inspiration all over, but the real answer is that I mostly make them up by taking flavors my family loves, and foods my kids will eat and package it together in a recipe that is easy enough for me to make when I am short on time and have three kids begging for attention. The chicken bake recipes are a pretty simple formula: chicken + themed seasonings + veggies + cheese = delicious balanced meal in minutes. Since I know my family loves it and all my kids will eat it, I look for new flavors or seasonings that we love and adapt them to fit my formula.
One flavor combo that has been on my to make list for quite some time is broccoli cheese. I knew this would be a big hit because it is super kid friendly and one of my husband’s favorites. I was a little stuck though because making a cheese sauce would make the recipe a little too time intensive for a busy weeknight, so the idea has just been sitting at the back of my mind waiting for an epiphany.
Then I saw this Campbell’s Oven Sauce in Cheesy Broccoli and BOOM! It was done! This was the missing piece of the puzzle for the dish I had been wanting to create and gave me just the help I needed to be able to make it super simple for a busy weeknight.
Campbell’s new products comes in varieties for Slow Cooker, Skillet, Oven and Grill Sauces and all sorts of flavors, which can make dinner a breeze whatever way you want to cook or are craving to eat. You can find more delicious Campbell recipes here.
When I promise quick, this dish won’t disappoint. It will be prepped and to the oven in about 10 minutes, or maybe even less!
- Chicken Breast
- Campbell’s Oven Sauce: Cheesy Broccoli Chicken
- Frozen Broccoli Florettes
- Cheddar Cheese
UPDATE: I have questions for those that can’t find the sauce about a substitute. I tried this recipe this past weekend using 2 cans of Condensed Campbell’s Broccoli Cheese Soup and it turned out great! Just replace the oven sauce in the recipe with the condensed broccoli cheese soup (do not dilute) and you should be in business!
Grab your baking dish. I use a 2 qt pyrex because it fits 3 chicken breasts perfectly. Place your chicken breasts flat on the bottom of the dish. Put the frozen broccoli florets on top of the chicken and then spread the Campbell’s Cheesy Broccoli Sauce over the top of the broccoli evenly. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the dish and it is ready to go in the oven. Bake at 400F for 45-60 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, and you have a hot, fresh family meal ready to go! As promised… couldn’t be easier and you will be head over heels for the creamy, cheesy goodness.
Note: I cook mine on the lower middle rack and have not needed to cover it, however each oven varies in size and true temperature, so keep an eye on it and if it gets to where you don’t want it to continue to brown, loosely cover with a piece of foil for the remainder of the cook time.
I have talked a lot about how easy this dish is, but let’s break from that for a minute and talk about how crazy delicious it is. The Campbell’s cheddar sauce was perfection. It is thick enough to make the dish come together perfectly and the sharp cheddar flavor is just the cheesy goodness my family loves. My kids devoured the nutrient rich broccoli when it is coated in the amazingly tasty cheese sauce without a second thought. That my friends is a win.
We served this on top of rice, but if you wanted to go lighter it would also be delicious on a bed of sautéed spinach. You can even use the leftovers chopped up and put with some romaine into a wrap. YUM! It is a pretty versatile meal and perfect to be reinvented into some new dishes for even easier lunches or dinners to serve throughout the week.
Broccoli Cheese Chicken Bake Recipe
- 3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 Campbell’s Oven Sauce: Cheesy Broccoli Chicken
- 4 Cups Frozen Broccoli Florets
- 6 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- Lay the chicken breasts flat on the bottom of a baking dish.
- Cover the chicken breasts with the frozen broccoli florets.
- Spread the package of the Campbell’s Oven Sauce evenly over the top of the broccoli.
- Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the sauce.
- Place on the middle rack in an oven preheated to 400F for 45-60 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Depending on your oven, altitude and thickness of the chicken breasts this could be more or less time.
- Check the chicken throughout to make sure that the top is not too brown, if you don’t want it to get any more browned, then place a piece of foil loosely over the top for the remainder of the cooking time.
- Serve over rice, pasta, or greens and enjoy!