Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

There are a lot of recipes out there for Chicken and Broccoli Casserole. Almost all of them have condensed soup as an ingredient. This one does not. I’ve been making it for years and my family loves it!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

1/2 cup onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) of chicken broth or stock

2 cups whole milk

2 cups cooked chicken, diced

2 cups broccoli florets, trimmed to the same size

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper

dash of freshly grated nutmeg

hot, steamed brown rice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Melt butter in large skillet or saucepan. Add onions and saute until translucent.

Add crushed garlic, cook for 1 more minute.

Add flour, stir for a couple of minutes.

Pour in chicken broth a little at a time while whisking. Continue to whisk until no lumps remain.

Add milk and whisk until incorporated.

Bring mixture to a simmer and let thicken while stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Into a buttered 9 X 13 casserole dish layer (cooked and diced) chicken, then broccoli florets. Pour white sauce over the casserole, then sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over top.

Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve over rice.

Enjoy!

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