Chicken, Avocado, Spaghetti And Cheese Sauce Bake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 35 mins

From last week's Weekend magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Lightly coat chicken with seasoned flour and brown in butter.
  2. Pour grape juice and stock over it.
  3. Cover.
  4. Cook on low flame until tender.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly.
  6. Slice chicken into strips.
  7. Slice avocado and apply lemon juice over it to prevent it from discolouring.
  8. For the Cheese sauce: Melt butter.
  9. Add flour, salt and pepper.
  10. Stir.
  11. Cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Gradually stir in the cream and milk.
  14. Heat the mixture again.
  15. Bring it to a boil.
  16. Stir continuously.
  17. Remove from flame.
  18. Add cheese.
  19. Stir until cheese melts.
  20. Keep aside 3/4 cup of cheese sauce.
  21. Mix the remaining sauce and broccoli with the cooked spaghetti.
  22. Arrange the sliced chicken pieces on a lightly greased oven-proof dish.
  23. Spread the spaghetti mixture over the chicken.
  24. Arrange avocado over this.
  25. Sprinkle chopped celery over this.
  26. Top with the remaining cheese sauce.
  27. Sprinkle allspice powder over it.
  28. Bake at 180C for 20 minutes.
  29. Serve hot.

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I really loved this dish. It is what I would term 'comfort food'. Due to my personal preference, I omitted the celery and added more avocado. The broccoli adds a lovely dimension to this dish. I thought the amount of cream called for would be a little too rich so I substituted 1/2 cup of the cream with whole milk - the result was pleasantly creamy enough. The sauce also looked too thin to me so I added some cornflour paste at the end to thicken. Next time I will use 3 Tbsp of flour instead of 2 - as there will definitely be a next time!! Lovely - thank you!

Shazzie June 10, 2008

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