Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Yesterday my hubby and I went grocery shopping and I asked him what he wanted me to make for dinner. Now, the variety is endless, but I had a feeling that he'd say, "Chicken Broccoli Casserole". This is one of his all-time favorite dishes I make. I make it fairly often (at least once a month, though he'd like it once a week) and each time I basically "zombie-out" and just make it.
I've made this dish so many times and I can make it in my sleep. Yesterday, though, my hubby said, "Why don't you put this on that blog-thing of yours?" Gotta love him, he is so clueless when it comes to computers. *smile* Our 4-year-old daughter can navigate better on my PC than he can. Can you believe that?
Ok, so moving on....
Sorry, let me compose myself.
Alright, so I thought that was a great idea. There are probably many households out there (especially now) looking for something new to try. Something that is super easy, delicious, and economy-friendly.
Here it is:
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken, cooked and cubed
1 bag of frozen broccoli cuts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
1 box Stove Top stuffing (prepared according to box directions)
bread crumbs and extra cheese for the topping
Mix everything together and bake (covered) at 375 F for 35 minutes. Uncover and return to the oven for additional 15 minutes.
So, you can make this dish MORE homemade by using fresh broccoli and steaming it first. Making your own cream of mushroom soup, making your own stuffing recipe, etc.
I never use pre-shredded cheese because of the icky things they put IN the cheese to prevent "caking" - yick! Instead, I have this AWESOME little Rotary Grater from Entertaining at Home - fabulous! Here it is in action:
All you do is cut the cheese into blocks and put them in and voila - easy shredded cheese with NO scraped knuckles. The best! *smile*
Alright, so now you have one of my Family's favorite dishes.