Does this look tasty??? I know! It DOES, and it hasn't even been baked yet!
Can you imagine how delicious something that looks as tasty as this before it's baked, is going to taste after it's been baked and is ready to eat??? I KNOW!
I won't make you wait any longer . . . here it is fresh out of the oven. A delicious Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, made without any of those cream of whatever soups . . . just pure and simple ingredients . . .
Fresh ingredients such as crispy tender Broccoli Florets . . . leftover roasted chicken breast meat . . . thinly sliced onions, creme fraiche, chicken stock . . . cheese, two kinds . . . and toasted fresh bread crumbs, flavoured with butter, garlic, seasoning and mixed herbs . . .
Refreshingly different. Moreishly tasty. Rich and cheesy . . . crispy on top. Nicest Chicken Casserole I have eaten in a while. It went down a real treat with some boiled baby potatoes on the side. You'll want some crusty bread to sop up the juices with too . . . if you don't like this, I'll eat my hat!
*Chicken and Broccoli Casserole*
pinch of garlic powder and mixed herbs60g of grated strong cheddar cheese (1/2 cup)
Layer the broccoli, chicken, onion and cheese in an oven proof dish, ending with cheese. Season lightly with some salt and pepper. I usually do this on top of the chicken layer. Mix together the creme fraiche and stock. Pour this over all. Melt the remaining butter in the saucepan and add the breadcrumbs. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Stir in a pinch of garlic powder and the mixed herbs. Cook to crisp. Sprinkle them over top of the casserole dish. Place onto a baking sheet and then bake in the heated oven until golden brown and bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.