Entrees - Main Dishes

Apr. 30, 2019

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

When I’m rushed and don’t have time to dedicate myself to cooking, I’ll use this fast recipe to throw it all together. Surprisingly, my family loves it. This can be used as the entree or as a side dish; your choice.

Ingredients:

2 large chicken breast (cooked) 
1 can cream of celery
1 or 2 celery stalks
1 can cream of mushroom
½ cup fresh mushrooms 
4 chicken flavored bullion cubes 
2 cups cooked rice 
2 cups grated Jack & Cheddar cheese (w/8 oz container of sour cream)
½ cup Jack & Cheddar 
2 packs of frozen broccoli and cheese

Preparation: 
– Boil chicken and then cube it into small pieces 
(smaller than bite-size or it will monopolize the flavor)
– Cook the rice with the bullion cubes
– Thaw the broccoli and cheese
– Thinly slice the celery
– Slice the mushrooms
– Saute the mushrooms and celery until celery is see-thru

Saute in 1-2 teaspoons of butter and do not drain.

*I will sometimes jazz it up with finely diced red pepper and/or jalepeno's for some kick - Those are cooked with the mushrooms and celery.

Mix: 
– Mix the (cooked) chicken and rice 
– Add the mushrooms, celery, creamed soups
– Once thoroughly mixed blend in the broccoli and cheese
– Fold in the 2 cups of grated cheese and sour cream
– Just before putting it in the oven, top it with the remaining ½ cup cheese
– Bake at (preheated) oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Serves 6-8 people

Mar. 19, 2019

I made this and it was simple and delicious. However, I did not use the peppers so I suppose they're optional. 

Dec. 13, 2018

I actually made this not long ago. It was so easy and simple to make in the crock pot and my family thoroughly enjoyed it, too. 

Mar. 14, 2018

Ingredients :
1 jar dried beef, sliced into thin ribbons
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk
Pepper to taste

Directions :
Melt butter in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add flour to the pan and whisk for several minutes to remove the raw flour taste. Slowly pour in milk and whisk continuously until a thick sauce forms. Add pepper to taste and stir in the dried beef. Serve over generously buttered toast.

Feb. 6, 2018

TIP: Make sure you slow cook these. I did them fast one night as time was running short. Without a doubt we could tell a big difference in taste and tenderness between slow cooked and oven fast.