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Vegan Cheesy Chicken and Brown Rice

This Vegan Chicken and Rice Casserole is magical, because it's so full of comfort food goodness that it disappears like that!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 353kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 10 oz package Gardein Chick'n Scallopini chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose gluten-free flour*
  • 1 cup plant-based milk plain, not vanilla
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice**
  • 2/3 cup vegan sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese shreds


  • Heat your oven to 350F. Spray a 9 inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Pour olive oil in a large pot with the chopped onions and cook over medium heat until tender.
  • Add vegan chick'n, mushrooms and broccoli to the skillet. Cook until the mushrooms are tender.
  • Sprinkle the flour over mushroom mixture and stir to incorporate. Cook for about 2 minutes. Gradually add the plant-based milk. Cook and stir for about two minutes until a sauce forms.
  • Stir in the cooked brown rice, vegan sour cream, vegan mayo, nutritional yeast flakes, and thyme. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer this to a baking dish and sprinkle with the vegan cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  • Serve warm.


* I used a gluten-free vegan chicken product and gluten-free all-purpose flour to make this dish gluten free. You can use alternative vegan chicken products that are not gluten-free and/or regular all-purpose flour if you're not concerned about gluten **You can either make your own cooked brown rice at home or you can buy packets of pre-cooked brown rice, such as Tasty Bite


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 42.7mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 4mg