Chicken Broccoli Bacon Casserole

IMG_2126 This broccoli came from my garden, but you can also use frozen chopped broccoli for this recipe.

Chicken Broccoli Bacon Casserole

2 Large Uncooked Chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes( about 2 ½ Cups)

2 Cups chopped Broccoli

2 Cups additive free freshly grated Cheddar Cheese

1 – 18 oz. Can Gluten Free Cream of Mushroom soup ( I used Progresso)

1 – 6oz. jar of additive free sliced Mushrooms

1 – 14.5 oz. can of 100% Chicken Broth ( I used Swanson)

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 large green Garden onion chopped

2 Cups Brown Minute Rice

8 – 10 slices of cooked Bacon, chopped or crumbled (reserve about ¼ cup for garnish)

Preheat oven to 375* F.

In large mixing bowl add all ingredients. Mix and pour into a 9×13 inch baking pan, spreading out evenly. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbling and starting to brown on top. Chicken should be cooked through. Top with remaining bacon and serve.

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Casserole

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Easy Gluten Free Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Casserole

(There are so many versions of this recipe, but this is my EASY version)

2 Cups uncooked Spiral GF Rotini ( I used Ronzoni)

2 Cups Grilled and chopped Chicken

8 -10 slices cooked and chopped GF Bacon

2 Finely Chopped Jalapenos ( add more if you want it hotter)

1 Clove minced Garlic

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

3 Cups Freshly shredded Additive Free Cheddar Cheese ( reserve 1 cup for topping)

1 – 18oz. Can GF Creamy Mushroom Soup ( I used Progresso )

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Boil the rotini according to package directions, except cut the cooking time by 2 minutes. Mine says boil for 8 minutes, instead I boil for 6 minutes and drain. In large mixing bowl, mix cooked pasta, grilled chicken, chopped bacon, chopped jalapenos, minced garlic, salt, 2 cups of cheese and mushroom soup. Fold all ingredients together, pour into a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, top with remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes, and serve.

For this casserole I like to plan ahead when grilling and making breakfast, I just make a little extra bacon, chop it and put it in the fridge. When grilling burgers I just put a few chicken breasts to the side on the grill. When done chop or shred the chicken pop them in the fridge and save them for later.