Um, can you tell I like cheese? 😀
I adapted this recipe from Cook’s Country, just by omitting the onions and dry sherry (which I can’t stand). My dad once made a turkey tetrazinni once when my mom was out of town on business – the recipe called for 1 TABLESPOON and he put in 1 CUP! Needless to say, I believe we ordered a pizza in that night!
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1.0 pound)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1.5 cups chicken broth (reduce to 1 cup if you add the 1/2 cup sherry)
- 1/4 heavy cream
- 1/4 cup fat free half and half
- 12 ounces broccoli, chopped, stems peeled and sliced thin
- 1.5 cups grated Parmesan cheese (yep – use it all – its delicious!)
So I decided this was 4 servings: Each serving is 497 calories, 28 fat, 21 carbs, 11.2 fiber (nice) and 32 grams protein (without egg noodles)
Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plate.
Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter and melt. Stir in flour and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Whisk in broth, cream and half and half until thickened, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet, reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to broiler-safe baking dish.
Meanwhile, microwave broccoli on high, covered, in a large bowl until bright green and slightly softened, 2 to 4 minutes. Add broccoli and 1 cup cheese to skillet, stirring to combine. Season with salt and peper and pour broccoli mixture over chicken. Sprinkle remaining chese on top and broil until bubbly, 2 to 4 minutes. I served ours over egg noodles.
I have a “fresh vegetable” button on my microwave and I love it!
So the last step is under the broiler. I did everything stove top to oven in my cast iron skillet.
I ended up having 4 ounces of cooked egg noodles, and 1/2 of a serving of the cheesy chicken broccoli bake.
I didn’t realize that my chicken breasts were bone in, so I ended up cutting out the breast, throwing the carcass in 2 cans of chicken broth to make chicken noodle soup. Since I am incapable of making the correct amount of pasta ever, I knew I’d have leftovers. That’s going to be my lunch tomorrow!
Tuesday Night is BizTV! American Idol, which I am watching right now. OMG, Tatiana is such a drama queen! I almost wish they would keep her to see what she’d do! I have Biggest Loser on the DVR so I can fast forward the commercials, and THEN Chopped is on FoodTV! I don’t think Tony likes Tuesday nights! But then he reminds me that’s why we have four t.v.’s!
Hope everyone has a great night! See you tomorrow!