Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I LOVE chicken broccoli casserole. What I don't love is having to cook the chicken before assembling the casserole, so I usually only make it if I have leftover chicken from another meal. However, I discovered that making it in the crock pot cuts out that step. Another reason to love the crock pot: one step cooking. This might seem a little different than some chicken broccoli casserole recipes, but I think the mayo, lemon juice, and curry really make all the flavors pop!

Chicken Broccoli Casserole in a Crock Pot
6-8 chicken tenderloins or 2-3 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
about 3/4 cup mayonnaise (depending how tangy you like it)
about 3/4 cup milk (depending how thick you want it)
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. curry powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1-2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 package frozen broccoli or 1-2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
Put chicken in greased crock pot (or use a crock pot liner, love those!) Combine soups, milk, mayo, seasonings, and lemon juice. Pour sauce over chicken. Dump broccoli on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. At this point you can serve as is, or shred the chicken. Serve over rice and sprinkle with seasoned bread crumbs (or crushed croutons).

1 comment:

Alli Hawkins said...

brilliant! i'll do it.