Sunday, November 2, 2008

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

The first time our family ate Chicken Broccoli Casserole was when we lived in St Louis. A dear friend, Laura Crandell, made it for us a few days after Kassey and I came home from the hospital. That was in 1984, since then it has become a family favorite. This is our family's version of that wonderful recipe.

Preheat oven to 350
Toss together
1 C seasoned bread cube stuffing (I sometimes use more)
3 Tbs melted margarine
Spread in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish

Top bread cubes in the following order with,
2 cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in bite size pieces (or the equivalent of any cooked chicken. You can used canned chicken or left overs work good too)
10oz frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained (you can use fresh, but make sure that you cut it up and barely cook it)

Next in a medium bowl, mix together
2 can cream of chicken soup
1 C REAL Mayo (imitation is not good)
2 to 3 Tbs lemon juice
2 to 3 tsp Curry
1/2 C grated cheddar cheese
Spread on top of broccoli

Top with
1/2 to 1 C grated cheddar cheese (we like lots of cheese at our house)
Bake in oven for 30 min. or until lightly browned around the sides and cheese is melted.

*After Thanksgiving I use leftover stuffing and turkey


wren photography said...

mom if it was a few days after you came home from the hospital with me then it was 1984.. thanks for remembering

Mama P said...

Thank you I am sorry, I'm loosing it, but you already knew that.

Mama P said...

I have corrected the amount of curry and the amount of soup. I make this so much from my head that I rarely measure any more.