That item for me is often — strangely enough — broccoli. I know, it's weird. But I love broccoli and crave it. So any time I can find a meal in which to slip it, I'm all for it.
This homestyle chicken and broccoli casserole is a great use of broccoli. The dish reminds me of Sunday dinners growing up: it's tasty, filling and makes you feel good.
2 chicken breasts, diced
2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
2 cups cooked rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup corn flakes, crushed
2 Tbsp butter, melted
- Boil the chicken breasts until cooked through. Remove from the water and dice.
- Combine the chicken, broccoli, cooked rice, cream of chicken soup, cheese and mayonnaise in a 9x13 glass baking dish and mix well.
- Top the casserole with corn flakes and pour melted butter on top.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
It's a super easy quick-fix meal and so satisfying. Plus, it may just get your kids to eat broccoli because the pieces are small and hidden in the midst of chicken and rice.