Enjoy, what is hopefully a relaxing Sunday evening, with a comforting bowl of Chicken and Broccoli Bake.  Between the homemade cream sauce and the buttery Ritz Cracker topping, you can rest assured that this casserole dish is comfort food at its best. 

Chicken and Broccoli Bake
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

What you'll need
1/2 pound fresh broccoli, cut into florets and steamed for 2 minutes
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, diced or 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tube Ritz Crackers
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small greased baking dish, layer the broccoli and chicken, then set aside.
3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 3 tablespoons of melted butter, cornstarch dissolved in water, chicken broth, seasonings, and milk; mix well.
4. Continue stirring until sauce has thickened. Turn heat down to low, and add 3/4 cup cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.
5. Pour sauce over the chicken and broccoli. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
6. Crush Ritz crackers in a large zip-lock bag with a rolling pin (Be careful not to crush them too small). Add crumbs to the remaining melted butter (about 1 tablespoon); mix well. 
7. Sprinkle cracker crumbs over the top of the shredded cheese.
8. Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.
9. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Get Off Your Butt and Bake

01/24/2013 22:04

I made this last night and it was SOOOOOO good! My husband and I ate it for dinner last night and again for lunch today. Thanks for sharing, I will be trying many more of your recipes!

Chelsey Poole
02/25/2013 18:30

This was delicious! Thank you so much for your recipes.. they're so good and easy to make! Love your website. Thanks again :)


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