Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter an 11 x 8-inch baking pan or a casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the steamed broccoli and the cooked pasta.
  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat.
  • Add in the onion; cook for about 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir in the garlic and flour; cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in thyme, then slowly whisk in the chicken broth and the half and half cream (or milk); add in the bay leaf and the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, bring to a medium boil, reduce heat; cook gently for 6-7 minutes, until mixture is thickened.
  • Add in the chicken pieces; cook for 2-3 minutes, until chicken is barely cooked through.
  • Remove from heat, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Add the mixture to the bowl with the pasta/broccoli mixture, add in the chopped parsley; stir until mixed.
  • Transfer to prepared greased baking dish or casserole dish.
  • Dot with the cottage cheese.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through, and the top is lightly browned.
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