Chicken With Broccoli and Cheese

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a tried and true recipe I've made for years and one of my favourites both for ease and very few dishes to wash. It's also a family favourite and it is time to get it written down so I don't forget how to make it :). Even my non-broccoli kids will eat this one. It's really lovely served with egg noodles.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with sea salt & fresh ground pepper.
  2. Cut chicken into strips or cubes, your preference.
  3. Preheat a large heavy fry pan or electric fry pan to medium high.
  4. Heat oil in pan, lightly brown meat, remove from pan (I use the lid of my electric fry pan, it's deep enough and less dishes too :D ).
  5. Saute minced garlic for approximately 2 minutes.
  6. Add chicken broth to pan (you can substitute milk for a lower fat content) and deglaze chicken bits from bottom of pan.
  7. Add can of cheddar cheese soup and stir well.
  8. Stir in chicken pieces and broccoli florets (if using frozen, thaw broccoli and save until last 5 minutes of simmer time).
  9. Reduce heat, cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally (remember to add the thawed broccoli after 15 minutes if using frozen).
  10. Uncover pan, increase heat to medium, stir in shredded swiss cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes, reducing sauce. You can also add 80- 125 ml (1/3 to 1/2 cup) of half an half at this point for a creamier sauce).
  11. Serve over noodles or rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is an awesome dish!!!! I made with frozen broccoli and cubed the chicken and it was delicious. Made for ZWT7. Thanks Just_Ducky!! for a great recipe.

5 5

What a delightful EASY meal. The cheesy goodness matches perfectly with pasta and it was comfort food on a plate! I cubed the chicken, used fresh broccoli, and opted to add an onion and fresh mushrooms. Served with a green salad and made for ZWT7. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :-)