Psalms 42:5, "... HOPE IN GOD, for I shall yet praise Him."
11 March 2012
Chicken Broccoli Supreme
YUM! This is cheesy and delicious and not too hard and it's a lot of food. It's probably not that good for you...but there is a lot of yummy broccoli in it! Enjoy, if you'd like!
1 – lb. fresh broccoli Break in pieces, and steam for 2 minutes.
3 cups cooked chicken breasts – Break up in small pieces (I used the pre-made chicken from the previous "on the menu" post...) 3 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese divided (I used sharp cheddar) 2 tubes Ritz Crackers 1 stick melted butter 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (I didn't find these at TJ's, so I didn't use any)
SAUCE: 1/3 cup Butter- melted 1/4 cups Cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup COLD Water 1/3 cup Chicken Broth 1/4 tsp. Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper 2 Cups Milk 1 1/2 cups of the above Cheddar Cheese
In greased 13×9 pan, layer the broccoli and chicken, then set aside. In saucepan over medium heat, combine the melted butter, cornstarch dissolved in water, chicken broth, seasonings, and milk. Stir well, and continue stirring until sauce has thickened. Turn heat down to low, and add 1- 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese. Stir until melted. Pour over the chicken and broccoli. Top with 1- 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese.
Melt the butter, and add the poppy seeds, and stir well. Crush Ritz crackers in large zip-lock bag with a rolling pin. Don’t crush too small. Add crumbs to the melted butter. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of the grated cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.