Friday, May 17, 2013

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

I had never heard of this recipe until I met Ian and he had requested that I make it. My newlywed self was offended that he wanted something out of his mother's recipe box. Really, who can blame any new groom that is so used to his mother's cooking and has to suffer through his wife's cooking. I have come a long way in the kitchen from those years. Better food and less tears!
I am sure everyone on the face of the earth has had this recipe, but just in case you were like me 9 years ago, totally give this one a try. I unwillingly made it for him the first month we were married. Let's just say, that I did not make it for a complete year after I had made it twice a week for 3 months straight! Super comfort food, but kinda healthy because it has broccoli in it, right?

Chicken Broccoli Casserole
3 cups cooked shredded chicken
2 cups cooked and chopped broccoli
2 cans cream chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 stick butter, melted

Combine chicken, broccoli, cream soup, sour cream and pepper (to taste) in a bowl. Add in 1 cup cheddar cheese. Pour into a 2 qt baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. In a bowl combine butter and and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is melted.

** I typically serve this over rice, but is just as great by it's self. Last time I didn't make rice, but served it with this bread.

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