Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake
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- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (about four)
- salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup dry sherry
- 1 1⁄2 lbs fresh broccoli, florets chopped, stems peeled and sliced thin
- 1 1⁄2 cups grated parmesan cheese
- Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat broiler on high.
- Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Melt one tablespoon butter in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until golden brown, about three minutes per side. Transfer to plate.
- Add remaining butter and onion to empty skillet and cook until onion is beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until golden, about one minute. Whisk in broth, cream and sherry and simmer 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 (non glass/ceramic) baking dish.
- While the chicken is cooking, microwave broccoli on high power, covered, in a large bowl until bright green and slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli and 1 cup cheese to skillet, stirring to combine. Season with salt and pepper and pour broccoli mixture over chicken. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and broil until browned and bubbly, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve hot.
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