Quick & Easy Chicken Dish!
I think this is my favorite casserole! It’s a snap to make, and everyone seems to enjoy it.
It’s also a great company dish. Serve it with the Spinach salad, and some hot rolls.
FRENCH CHICKEN & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
1 – lb. fresh broccoli
Break in pieces, and steam for 2 minutes.
3 cups cooked chicken breasts
Break up in small pieces
3 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
2 tubes Ritz Crackers
1 and 1/2 cubes melted butter
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/3 C. Butter melted
1/4 C. Cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 C. COLD Water
1/3 C. Chicken Broth
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
2 Cups Milk
In greased 13×9 pan, layer the broccoli and chicken, then set aside. In saucepan over medium heat, combine the melted butter, cornstarch dissolved in water, chicken broth, seasonings, and milk. Stir well, and continue stirring until sauce has thickened. Turn heat down to low, and add 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. Stir until melted. Pour over the chicken and broccoli. Top with 2 cups grated cheddar cheese.
Melt the butter, and add the poppy seeds, and stir well. Crush Ritz crackers in large zip-lock bag with a rolling pin. *Don’t crush too small. Add crumbs to the melted butter. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of the grated cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.