Cheesy Broccoli-and-Chicken Casserole

This warm and cheesy broccoli-and-chicken casserole is hard to beat.

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  • Servings: 2 to 3

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  • One 6-ounce chicken breast
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces dry egg noodles
  • 1 cup grated aged cheddar cheeseĀ 
  • 1/2 head broccoli florets (5 ounces)

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425Ā°. Season the chicken breast with 1/8 teaspoon each of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. In a small pan, heat 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 1 minute. Turn the chicken, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and leave covered for 10 minutes, then shred the chicken with 2 forks.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, water, soy sauce, garlic and the remaining sea salt and freshly ground pepper and whisk to combine.

  3. In an 8-inch-square baking dish, combine the shredded chicken, onion, egg noodles, the cheese, broccoli and the sauce and mix thoroughly. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover the dish, stir well and bake for 15 minutes, until the noodles are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Contributed By Photo © Kristen Stevens Published June 2014

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