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Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

on August 5, 2012

Growing up in a large, financially challenged family, we ate a lot of casseroles. One of my favorites is Chicken and Broccoli. It’s simple, healthy(ish), and very tasty. It combines the rich protein of chicken with the luscious fattiness of cheese sauce and the nutrition of broccoli. You can’t really ask for more in a one dish meal.

This picture below shows the beautiful strata before it goes into the oven.

Recipe

1 whole chicken, cooked and deboned (I use 2 rotisserie chickens because they’re smaller but already cooked. You can also buy a large, raw chicken and boil it until the meat is falling off the bones. This is a good way to make some chicken broth for later use.)

2 16oz packages of frozen broccoli (I like using the blend of broccoli and cauliflower.) Cook it for about 3-5 minutes to release some of the water, drain it well.

2 cans cream of chicken soup (I now make my own and linked the recipe)

1 cup of mayonnaise (use real mayo, not miracle whip)

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 pan.

In a saucepan, combine cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise and cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese melts and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy.

Layer the broccoli in the bottom of the baking dish. Layer the chicken on top and cover with the cheese sauce. Sprinkle the bread crumbs across the top and bake for 30-45 minutes or until everything is hot and bubbling.

Notes: I like a lot of cheese and usually make 1 1/2 recipes of sauce. This makes sure there’s enough sauce for a good thick layer.

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5 responses to “Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

  1. samoria5 says:

    Seems like this would be a quick meal to make for the kids! And a good way to get them to eat their broccoli!

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