It’s the cheese knees

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

 

 

I found this recipe very easy and very convenient. I usually try to find recipes that are more of a homecookin’ thing than quick fix, but this one sounded delicious and I was pressed for time.

Ingredients (for full instructions click here)

3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded

2 cans of cream of chicken soup

1 cup of mayo

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup colby & monterey jack cheese

1 bag frozen broccoli,thawed and chopped

salt & pepper to taste

First off, all the ingredients were easy to find. Most of them were already in my pantry. The only thing that threw me about the recipe is that it asks for mayo which I love, but my husband is a Miracle Whip guy. I did not switch it. I am not a fan of Miracle Whip and I wanted to stay true to the recipe at least the first time around.

It was a bit heavy on the mayo for The Hubs, but all in all this recipe was a HUGE success. All my kiddos ate it and wanted more than one serving.

I read some of the comments on the blog where I found this recipe who suggested using greek yogurt instead of mayo. So, perhaps I’ll try that the next time around.

I served this glorious cheese concoction over white rice. You could probably bake it with the cooked rice, but I was too afraid to mess it all up. It was indeed delicious. I raved and ranted over it on Facebook and Instagram I liked it so much.

Next time I want to make crescent rolls or some kind of bread with it and maybe even a salad. The good thing was that the broccoli can go almost undetected if you cut your broccolli up into smaller pieces. I left mine kind of big and it made the kids question it a bit. Nevertheless, they ate.

I’m also thinking this is something I could prepare the night before, leave in the fridge then just pop it in the oven for a bit. Hmmmmm. Let’s hope so.

This would completely fall into a modern comfort food for me. I say modern only because most “comfort foods” are usually homemade, made from scratch sort of things. It was heavenly. I even think it had a glow to it when I took it out of the oven.

This would be a good change after Thanksgiving turkey. Hey! It might actually be something you could use the leftover turkey with. Maybe???


Cookin' the chicken. Sizzle.

Cookin’ the chicken. Sizzle.

Mix the shredded chicken in with all the other ingredients. This is where the magic happens.

Mix the shredded chicken in with all the other ingredients. This is where the magic happens.

See the rays of deliciousness beaming off the sweet baby cheese?

See the rays of deliciousness beaming off the sweet baby cheese?

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