Broccoli and Chicken Casserole It is considered a dietary and low-calorie dish, but I disagree with this statement a little. First of all, chicken, after all, I am meat, therefore, meat has a much higher caloric content than vegetables. In addition, the composition of the casserole includes eggs, which add extra calorie to it. Casserole with broccoli, chicken and eggs is always very satisfying. Even after eating a small amount of this dish comes a quick feeling of satiety, which still does not leave you for several hours.
In turn, the broccoli casserole with vegetables, which does not contain eggs in its composition, can be called not only a diet, but also a vegetarian dish. In principle, recipes for casseroles with broccoli and chicken can be read several dozen. In addition to broccoli and chicken, various additional vegetables can be included in the casserole – cauliflower, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, bell peppers, green peas, onions, asparagus, green beans, potatoes.
Today I want to offer you a classic step-by-step recipe for cooking casseroles with broccoli, cheese, eggs and chicken. As I said above, the casserole turns out very tasty and satisfying. It can be prepared both in the oven and in the slow cooker.
Since I have not acquired a slow cooker, I suggest you to see how it is prepared broccoli and chicken casserole in the oven.
- Chicken fillet – 500-600 gr.,
- Broccoli – 300 gr.,
- Sour cream – 200 gr.,
- Eggs – 3 pcs.,
- Hard cheese – 100 gr.,
- Spices and salt to taste
- Sunflower oil
Broccoli & Chicken Casserole Recipe
After all the ingredients are prepared, you can start cooking the casserole with broccoli and chicken. Broccoli divide the knife into small florets with a knife. Boil water in a small pot. Salt it lightly. Put the broccoli. Blanch the cabbage for about 1-2 minutes. During this time, the cabbage does not have time to become soft, especially its stem, and this is exactly what we need. If you boil it more, then its pulp will become soft and in chicken casserole it will not be so tasty.
Drain the cabbage and let cool. Chicken fillet obtained from chicken legs or breast cut into medium-sized cubes. Approximately the same as for cooking chicken stewed with eggplants and tomatoes.
Prepare the sauce for the casserole. It is prepared very simply. Put sour cream in a bowl. Beat in the egg.
To make the casserole tasty, besides salt, which I advise you to give to your taste, add spices as well. The number and composition of spices for cooking casseroles with chicken and broccoli – at your discretion.
Now mix with a fork cream-egg mass for chicken casserole.
In fact, we have a mass resembling a soufflé. When baking, it will become porous, like an air omelet. So, we continue to cook our chicken and broccoli casserole. Slices of chicken fillet fry in vegetable oil for about 5 minutes.
Fried chicken fillet put in a baking dish.
Pour egg mixture.
Top with broccoli sprigs over the entire surface of the casserole.
Grate hard cheese and sprinkle some casserole on it.
Form the chicken and broccoli casserole in the oven and bake at 180 ° C for 20 minutes on the middle shelf. I was a little distracted and my casserole slightly burned. The photo shows that the broccoli twigs slightly blackened. Therefore, as soon as the egg base of the casserole thickens and becomes golden, the casserole can be taken out of the oven.
Chicken and cheese broccoli casserole Just like other types of meat and vegetable casseroles, serve hot as a main dish. In addition to it, you can make a light salad. Good appetite. I would be glad if you liked this recipe for baked puddings and will come in handy later.