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Cozy Chicken Casserole

Cozy Chicken Casserole

 

POULTRY

 

Total Time: 1 hr

Prep Time: 40 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Yield: 4 servings

Dish Size: 2-Quart Dish

 

Tara Says

This recipe makes wonderful use of kitchen staples and is very easy to prepare. A family favorite that's a meal in itself, this casserole is also great served with crusty bread and a tossed salad.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 8 ouncesziti pasta
  • 2 Tbspbutter
  • 1 poundboneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 Tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2 cupsmilk
  • 1chicken bouillon cube
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1 10-ounce bagfresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • ½ cupshredded carrots
  • 1¼ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta for 2 minutes less than the package directions. Drain and transfer to a 2- or 2.5-quart temp-tations® dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped chicken and sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk flour and milk together. Add mixture to the skillet along with the chicken bouillon cube and white pepper. Stir until the bouillon cube melts and sauce is bubbling and thick.
  4. Stir in broccoli florets, shredded carrots, and half of the cheddar cheese. Pour mixture over pasta in the dish and lightly stir to combine.
  5. Top casserole with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake in a 375°F oven until casserole is bubbling and cheese begins to brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

Tara’s Tidbits®

Try using bow tie pasta or any other shape you prefer. Different vegetables may also be substituted, such as spinach and mushrooms.