Cheddar Chicken with Broccoli au Gratin

This is an adaption of a recipe I grew up on with my family, just some comfort food! All and all, this is just a tasty meal. As with anything, it’s about portion control. This is going to be a three pot/pan meal – so definitely a few things going on at once.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chicken breast (for two people or two breasts for four people)
  • 1 1/2c frozen (or fresh) broccoli florets
  • 1 box Broccoli au Gratin
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
  • French’s onion straws <I know you thought these were for Thanksgiving only!
  • Olive Oil
  • Montreal Chicken Seasoning or Mrs Dash seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper

Preheat your oven on 350.

Using your larger pot and fill with water according to the box and cook. (Usually it suggests adding butter, I’ve never done this and I don’t think I’m missing anything.)

Meanwhile, get a large enough saute for your chicken. Preferably, your chicken is defrosted and you can cut it into chunks – looking for about 1/2 cubes of chicken, consistency will help these cook evenly. Put a small amount of olive oil in your pan and turn it to med-high heat (about 6 or 7 on your number dial). Sprinkle the chicken with your seasoning (Montreal or Mrs. Dash).

Add the broccoli into your smaller pot with a splash or two of water, salt/pepper and cover with lid. Place on stove with medium high (5) to effectively “steam” your broccoli. Your broccoli is done when your fork inserts easily but provides some resistance – only about 5-7 minutes.

When all three are complete, combine in an 8”x8” baking dish. Mix in can of cheddar cheese soup until incorporated. Top with a thin layer of onion straws…these are the guilty pleasure of this dish!

Bake for about 15 minutes, until the onion straws are golden brown. Serve and enjoy immediately!! 

Leftovers easily re-heat in the microwave!

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