Are you sick of making casseroles with cream of *insert whatever has been creamed* soup? This broccoli chicken bake has a rich creamy sauce that you make yourself in just a few quick minutes. The taste is fantastic, similar to what you’d get with a condensed soup…but so much better. It has a crunchy buttery topping and is full of flavor. I have no idea what about this is “French”, but it is most certainly supreme. Supremely amazing and delicious. Enjoy!
Start by layering some cooked chicken with some slightly steamed broccoli in a casserole dish.
Then we’re going to make our sauce. So easy. Melt some butter.
Add cornstarch mixed into a little water. This will thicken the sauce.
Add milk, some broth and a little seasoning, stirring until combined and thick.
A little cheese sprinkle action. Melt it down into the sauce.
Boom. You’ve just made a “cream of” soup from scratch. Oh yeah you. Pour over your broccoli/chicken.
Another sprinkle of cheddar.
Bash up some bread crumbs (or you could use the cracker of your choice).
Top your casserole with the breadcrumbs and drizzle with a little melted butter.
Bake and enjoy.
French Chicken Broccoli Supreme
(adapted from Get Off Your Butt and Bake)
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 divided
2-3 cups breadcrumbs, crushed slightly
1 stick melted butter
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
1 1/2 cups of the above Cheddar Cheese
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 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese. Stir until melted. Pour over the chicken and broccoli. Top with 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese.
Melt the butter. Crush breadcrumbs in large zip-lock bag with a rolling-pin. Don’t crush too small. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of the grated cheese. Drizzle with melted butter.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.