Friday, March 18, 2011

Broccoli-Chicken Bake

I made this for dinner one night last week. I found the recipe on Joyful Abode. This was very quick and easy to prep and it tasted great! It was a tasty grain-free dinner. All three of us really enjoyed it. It's a great meal to prep and freeze if you do OAMC or just like to plan ahead, too.

Broccoli Chicken Bake

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3-4 cups chopped broccoli
1/2 -1 cup diced onions
4 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
3 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Cook the chicken. I just stuck mine in the oven at 350 and baked it for 15-20 minutes until it was done. You can boil it or grill it if you'd prefer. Once cooked, cut your chicken into bite-sized chunks.

If your broccoli is fresh/raw, you should steam it for about 5 minutes. I used broccoli that I had frozen last summer, so I just used it still frozen.

Next, melt butter in a saucepan. Add the diced onions and saute for a few minutes. Then add the arrowroot powder and stir. Next, add the milk. Bring to a soft boil, stirring. Add the cheese and stir. Stir in the seasonings. Taste it to make sure the flavors are good.

Now put the chicken and broccoli in a casserole dish. Pour the cheese sauce over top.

You can now pop this in the freezer for later, pop it in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner like I did, or pop it in the oven to cook at 350 for about 20 minutes.

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8 comments:

Mary Voogt said...

Sounds good. What is OAMC??

Mary Voogt said...

Just thought of it...once a month cooking??

Sara said...

Yep!

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

Fast, tasty, healthy - all the components I look for in a meal :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

So delish & healthy...couldn't resist checking it after I found it on Foodie's Follow Fridays.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds really yummy - and how wonderful that you can make it ahead. Thank you for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home -it's nice to 'meet' you. I've followed your blog and look forward to visiting again soon. Hope to see you at Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home next Friday :)

Sara said...

Lyndsay, Tina, and April - thanks for stopping by! I will definitely participate in the Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Fridays again!

Susan said...

I made this tonight, it was the 1st time I've thickened with the arrowroot, yes I'm new here. It's a very forgiving recipe too, I didn't have enough milk so made up the liquid with chicken stock and used some turmeric, I'm always looking for where to use that one, anyway, it was delish! Thanks so much!dustin