Friday, April 3, 2009

Chicken and Broccoli

In my house it is never my son that struggles eating his is the hubby. Thus, this easy recipe is fantastic for us because he downs his serving without any complaint about the greens.

What you will need:
Chicken Breast (or Pork)
1/2 cup of chicken broth
1/4 cup of cream cheese
1 nice big stalk of broccoli
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat noodles such as rotini

What to do:

1. Either cut up your chicken/pork into bite sized pieces or place them whole into a pan with olive oil. Let them cook slowly until finished.

2. In the meantime, put your rotini noodles into boiling water until ready. Cut up your broccoli and place it in with the rotini for the last four-five minutes. When finished DRAIN.

3. Add the following to the pan with your meat:
Add 1/2 cup chicken broth to the pan.
Add 1/4 cup of cream cheese to the pan.
Add 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese to the pan.
Stir the above together around your chicken/pork.
They will go form lumpy to a smooth creamy sauce within just a few minutes.

4. When the ingredients are all saucy add the noodles/broccoli to the pan and stir together really well.

If you cut up your chicken/pork it will be mixed into the dish. We did not cut ours up. We set it on top as you can see in the picture.

I got this idea from out of the Kraft Food magazine. This is the first meal I have made from that magazine and it was pretty good. I used more broccoli that they suggested and cut it up into smaller pieces. We liked it. I do think that leftovers of this meal would be really dry, so perhaps adding a bit more chicken broth to the them before reheating would be in order.


~Diana~ said...

I made this too a few nights ago. I really liked it. I made double the sauce so it wouldn't be dry. It was tasty!

Renee Richins said...

I made this a couple nights ago. :) It was pretty good, but too dry, so I would try to double the sauce as well. Pretty easy meal.