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Cheesy Chicken And Broccoli Bake

This delicious bake has the comfort of a creamy sauce with a delicious crunchy topping. You can sneak in extra vegetables if you’re feeling inspired; or substitute crackers for breadcrumbs.

Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 450g broccoli, cut into florets and blanched in boiling water for one minute
  • 400g cooked chicken fillets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
For the sauce:
  • 75g butter
  • 40g cornflour, dissolved in 120ml cold water
  • 80ml chicken stock
  • 480ml milk
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 300g Cheddar, grated
For the topping:
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 100g crackers, crushed
  • 1 tbsp poppy or sesame seeds, optional

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4 and grease a baking dish with butter. Fill the dish with alternate layers of broccoli and chicken, then set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the cornflour mixture, stock and milk and season with salt and black pepper. Stir the sauce until it has thickened.

3. Reduce the heat to low and stir in half of the grated Cheddar until melted.

4. Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli and top with the remaining Cheddar.

5. For the topping, place the melted butter in a bowl. Add the crackers and the poppy or sesame seeds, if using, and stir well. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the bake.

6. Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.

Per Serving: 552kcals, 33.7g fat (16.8g saturated), 24.5g carbs, 5.8g sugars, 38.4g protein, 2.8g fibre, 0.769g sodium

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Emily is a writer, editor, blogger, and our Digital Content Assistant. She has three awesome nieces, and has accidentally worn the same outfit as them on at least one occasion. Emily likes making things, including hand-drawn cards, and a darn good chocolate cake. She still sounds very English, despite living in Dublin for the last nine years. More insight into the workings of her brain can be found on dancingcakesandsilence.blogspot.com.

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