Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole

This recipe is from EMeals  Walmart Classic Family Plan Feb 5-11, 2014

2 T butter
1 c Chopped Onion
2-6 oz boxes brocolli au gratin rice (see below for Broccoli Au Gratin Rice Recipe)
3 c Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
2 c Chicken Broth
10 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
8 oz container Sour Cream
8 oz Can Diced Water Chestnuts, drained
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt butter in a large skillet over med heat.
Add onion; saute' until tender
Cook rice according to package directions;
Stir into onion mixture in skillet with chicken, broth, soup, sour cream, water chestnuts and pepper.
Spoon into a 13x9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Bake 30 Min or until hot and bubbly.

MY NOTE:  This is really sodium heavy so I changed as follows:
Butter
Onion--saute onion til clear
Homemade Brocolli Au Gratin Rice Recipe (see below)
3 c shredded chicken (use your own baked chicken as rotisserie has a lot of sodium)
2 c chicken broth (homemade or low sodium)
10 oz can cream of chicken soup (or make a bechamel with flour and chicken broth and add chicken broth and cook until creamy)
8 oz container sour cream
8 oz can dice water chestnuts, drained (adds a nice crunch!)
1/4 tsp pepper (fresh ground of course!)
MY NOTE:  Adding some Nutritional Yeast to the Bechamel will add protein and a chickeny flavor to it as well

BROCCOLI AU GRATIN RICE RECIPE
1/4 cup butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 cup long grain rice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon lemon, zest of

Directions
In a large fry pan, melt butter.
Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 min over med heat.
Add thyme, rice, and flour, stirring for 1 minute 
Pour in chicken broth, 
stir and bring to a boil, 
cook for 5-20 min depending on the type of rice used 
Remove from heat.
Stir in broccoli, milk and parm cheese.
Mix well 

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