I had been wanting to make this recipe from the first time I saw it on Pinterest. Something about it just told me it would be delicious! So, last week when we had some dinner guests, I thought I would try it out. I am so glad I did, because it is so good! In fact, I'm making it again tomorrow because we liked it so much. My husband liked it so much that he even wanted it over the Pioneer Woman's chicken pot pie I was offering to make!
I made a few changes, so this is an adapted version and here is the original recipe. Because we were having guests, I used a little more chicken and broccoli, and it fed 6 adults and 1 toddler generously. This is a wonderful casserole dish to make. Everyone liked it and it goes great with some rice, a salad, and crescent rolls. It's easy to make, too! If you do not have time to make the sauce from scratch, simply substitute 1 1/2-2 cans of cream of chicken soup-I won't judge! I'm doing that tomorrow ;).
Broccoli Chicken Supreme
Adapted from this recipe.
I N G R E D I E N T S :
2 pounds of frozen broccoli, steamed or boiled (original recipe calls for 1 lb).
4 cups cooked chicken breasts, cut into small pieces (original recipe calls for 3 cups).
2 tubes ritz crackers
1 stick melted butter
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
for the sauce:
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup cold water
1 cup water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese
D I R E C T I O N S :
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 13x9 pan.
Layer broccoli and chicken, then set aside.
If making the sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine melted butter, cornstarch dissolved in water, bouillon cubes, seasonings, and milk. Stir well, continuing stirring until sauce has thickened.
Turn heat down to low and add cheddar cheese.
Stir until melted, and pour over chicken and broccoli.
Melt butter, and add poppy seeds. Stir well. Crush Ritz crackers (I always give them a spin in my food processor), and add to melted butter. Sprinkle over the entire mixture.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.