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This is the ultimate comfort food. It still has all its cheesy, creamy goodness–but without any of the guilt.

Amanda Haas
Recipe by Oxmoor House September 2012


Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Cook broccoli in boiling water to cover 5 minutes; drain.

  • While broccoli cooks, place flour in a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Gradually add broth, stirring with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk; reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Add butter, stirring with a whisk until melted. Add Parmesan cheese, next 4 ingredients (through pepper), and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, stirring until cheeses melt. Stir in broccoli, rice, and chicken.

  • Spoon rice mixture into a 9-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with remaining cheddar cheese, and sprinkle with almonds. Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 additional minutes or until bubbly and top is browned.


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Nutrition Facts

458 calories; calories from fat 0%; fat 19g; saturated fat 8g; mono fat 5.8g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 29.9g; carbohydrates 41.9g; fiber 5.1g; cholesterol 74mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 588mg; calcium 424mg.