Saturday, April 24, 2010

Just Like Grandma Used To Make

Okay…so I don’t remember my Grandma{s} making anything like this growing up, but it definitely reminds me of something a grandma would whip up.  It’s SUCH a comfort food it’s ridiculous.  I won’t begin to tell you how many servings I helped myself to, nor will I share the quickness in which it was devoured.  This is the PERFECT makes-me-feel-so-cozy meal and we’ll DEFINITELY be eating this again…SOON!!

CREAMY CHICKEN & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded

2 cans of cream of chicken soup

1 cup of mayo

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup colby & monterrey jack cheese

1 bag frozen broccoli,thawed and chopped

salt & pepper to taste

Cook chicken & shred.  Meanwhile, chop the broccoli.  Okay…so we used frozen broccoli, and while I know they make the frozen chopped broccoli, the store was OUT.  SO, I chopped my own…and it didn’t take any time.

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Now, mix all ingredients together.

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Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 2 qt. casserole dish & heat oven to 375. 

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Cook for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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And the most important part…SERVE WITH RICE!!!!  Omg…SO AMAZING!!!!!!!  This is definitely a meal where the leftovers are *almost* better!! These pictures are making my mouth water…time to eat!!!

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66 comments:

  1. YUM! I just ate but this is still making my mouth water! Hope you have a great day! ~Andrea
    http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

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  2. i wish my hubs would eat broccoli, because this is one of my favorite meals. oh well.

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    1. Substitute greenbeans/mushrooms/carrots:)

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    2. my kids arent fond of broccoli (imagine that) they dont like "trees" lol thinkin about substituting bacon or even cauliflower it will blend in :)

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  3. Just went to the store to get all the goodies for this recipe! I am a huge fan of easy peasy casseroles, and I am excited to try this tonight for dinner! Love your blog :)

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  4. I am a friend of Meredith N and I am loving your blog. Making this casserole asap. Love your stuff and love all my new recipes. keep it up girl!! Leslie

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  5. I'm going to have to make this on a smaller scale for my little one. This has all the foods she loves!

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious! However I am a beginner when it comes to cooking - I never had anyone teach me how - so I have a silly question. How should I cook the chicken? And about how many servings does this recipe make? Thanks!

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    1. Boil the chicken until its cooked all the way through. Most casserole dishes serve 8-10.

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    2. Is this three whole chicken breasts?

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    3. Is this three whole chicken breasts?

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  7. would love to make ! Wish I had the Wight watchers points for it LOL

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  8. Can you subs sour cream for the mayo ?

    ~Charlotte
    http://whoreders.blogspot.com

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  9. My mom used to make this ALL the time! It was her go-to potluck dinner dish :)

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  10. Instead of mayo you can use plain Greek Yogurt, like Chobani.

    To cook the chicken, just boil it in water until done. Looks like it's cooked in a standard cake pan, probably makes 6-8 servings.

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  11. This looks and sounds so delish!! WE are a dairy free household and I'm thinking I can make it dairy free :) I may mix cooked rice into it before cooking!! YUM!!

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  12. can this be done in a slow cooker? how long and what setting? I made it the other day and it was LUSH!el

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  13. I just made this! It was so good :) Reminds me of one my mom made growing up! I will say it needs salt and pepper to boost the flavor. Thanks for sharing!! Gonna try some of your other recipes!!

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  14. I don't eat Mayo do you think I could use sour cream instead??

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  15. Sweet Sassiness! (Is that a word?)
    I just made this and it is wonderful!
    We get our freezer stocked 2 times a year by this wonderful company. The chicken breasts are way too big for one meal (there's only usually 2 of us) so into the freezer the leftovers go. Just perfect for a casserole!
    I substituted some sour cream and cream cheese because I didn't have real mayo and was concerned with miracle whip.
    Oh my my my it is heavenly!

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  16. Trying this out tonight... just a little tip, if you're lazy like me, you can buy a rotisserie chicken and skin it/shred it rather than separately preparing chicken.

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  17. This recipe is similar to one I've been making for years. The recipe I have calls for curry powder and some lemon juice. I leave the chicken and broccoli in bite size pieces and stir with the soup mixture. The cheese goes on top. Yummy!!!

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    1. Susan, my recipe calls for the curry and lemon juice as well...I never use the curry...and I use Miracle Whip and since we don't care for Cream of Chicken, I use 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom...

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  18. I have made this casserole for years, with a few additions, 1 T Curry powder, plus 1/2 C sour cream. We have always served it in Pepperidge Farm Patty Shells. We also call it "Chicken Curry". Always a hit, so easy to make ahead. I always make it when I have invited one of my children's boyfriends or girlfriends over, and we are meeting them for the first time. This dish helps me enjoy my company and I know this casserole is always a crowd pleaser!

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  19. Making it now and cannot wait to try it! Thanks so much for your site...I love it!

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  20. Just made this. Was delicious! Add onion and maybe some noodles and that would make it perfect! :)

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  21. This looks amazing. I am adding it to my shopping list for my upcoming meal plan. I will be sharing this link on my blog.

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  22. I love this! This is actually something my grandmother did make when we were growing up. But ours had rice in it and no mayo. It's still a family favorite today and now I made it for every holiday :) Looks wonderful here!
    Ps. we've started adding bacon bits to ours and it's ah-mazing!

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  23. I am so making this for supper tonite. After reading this I went to your blog and went through some of the other recipes you have posted, and wow,I have got to try some)many) of them. Thanks for all the great recipes and a great laugh, will be following your blog fathfully! H

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  24. So u dont mix rice in w it when u bake?

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  25. Looking forward to trying this dish but what are some good items to eat along with it?

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  26. Just made this with the new garlic and herb mayo that's out in the market and it turned out fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  27. Made this tonight and the whole family loved it. I measured one cup of minute rice, cooked it and then added to the mixture before placing in the oven.

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  28. Does it need to be covered while it's cooking? Making this for dinner tonight, I'm super excited!

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  29. Does it need to be covered while it's cooking? Making this for dinner tonight, I'm super excited!

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  31. I grew up on this, with the addition of curry powder and lemon juice to the "sauce". We always layered the ingredients- rice on the bottom, then broccoli, chicken and finally sauce on top. Sprinkle cheese over the top for the last five minutes of baking. This has been a family favorite for decades!

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    1. Do you cook the rice before and do you steam the broc before adding it to the casserole?

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    2. I cook the rice before I add it and I don't steam the broccoli. Just let it thaw out.

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    3. the original recipe comes from Peg Bracken's 'I hate to cook book' written during the 70s. It was originally made with a whole chicken, dismatled after cooking to make 2 casseroles- one for tonight, the other in the freezer. It was an absolute favorite when my girls were young and passed on to their new families. For sure a crowd pleaser.

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  34. So I've made this recipe before and I LOVE it!
    Question though, does this freeze well? Don't know if it matters but I mix rice in when I make this.
    Thanks!

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  35. I didn't have broccoli. Hubs hated broccoli anyway. So I subbed cauliflower instead and omit the salt since I'm on salt-free diet and used a can of low salt cream of chicken soup as well. Hubs LOVED it so he had 2nds; my teen son had 3 helpings so it was earmarked to make again in the future. Hubs never liked or cared to eat but it was a first for him to tell me to make it again!

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  36. made this for dinner after finding it here last night. happened to have all ingredients at home. a definite keeper! especially because the ingredients are household staples for us! everyone loved it! thank you!

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  37. Made this tonight & it's delicious! Will def make again. And again!

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  38. Anyone know the calories of this meal? I've tried researching, but I've failed. I need it for keto. thank you =)

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  39. This looks wonderful! The husband LOVES broccoli!

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  40. Im so glad I found this recipe..@Pinterest..I am definitely making it tonight for dinner. I have prepared it before when we were stationed in Hawaii in 1989...the only difference is that I add a little bit of fresh lemon juice to the chicken soup & I only used 1 can of soup.. I'm trying it your way... ;)

    Again, thank u so much for sharing it with us...

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  41. think this is probably what I had at a potluck once...but she had cooked the rice in with it AND added diced green chilis.. it was amazing... going to have to make this...THEN try it later with green chilis...

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    1. it says "serve with rice." Wouldnt it better and easier to have the rice IN the mixture ... I make a broccoli rice & cheese dish .... This is very similar to that, except there is chicken & mayonnaise.

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  42. I made this tonight and I added rice right to the dish itself. I added about 4 cups of cooked white rice to the chicken/broccoli/soup mixture. I used a whole bag of frozen (thawed) broccoli. I also added some garlic and onion powder. I used a lot more cheese, but that's because this filled a 9x13 pan. I baked it for about 45-50 min. I would either up the mayo or add some milk because I did neither and it could have been a little creamier. It was really good, but I would have liked it just a bit creamier. So if adding rice, add some milk or mayo. :)

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  43. This is fantastic:) Just made it tonight and all 3 of my kids loved it!! Can't wait for the hubby to try it I know he will love it as well. I make a chicken and sour cream and cream of chicken dish that is really good but my hubby thinks it needs a veggie so this works great with the broccoli:) Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I know this is so 2010, but I've had it saved on my computer for a longgg time & I FINALLY made it last night for dinner. So I just wanted to let you know that it was fantastic. We had leftovers & my boyfriend called dibs on taking it for lunch. So thanks for sharing a recipe that we will definitely be using again & again!!

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  45. In the oven as we speak, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

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  46. This was dinner tonight with these modifications:
    - I added two bags of broccoli because one didn't seem like enough (the bag from Aldi was small)
    - I mixed in 4 servings of cooked rice (originally 1 cup dry rice with 2 cups water) as recommended by a few above comments
    - I had made this amazing Creamy Onion Dip earlier today (1 cup Mayo, 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup Lipton onion soup) thanks to a Walmart sample stand so I added about 1/2 cup of plain mayo and about a cup of the dip instead because it was delicious and sounded like it would go well with the recipe.

    Also, reason #587 to have a stand mixer - once you cook the chicken, throw it in the mixer with the paddle attachment and let it go on low for 2 minutes-ish. Insta-shredded (and WAY easier than doing it with a fork!)

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  48. I added pasta to the casserole -delish!!

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  49. I found this receipe on Pinterest. Putting it all together now. It is good so far I could eat this cold. I think we have a keeper. Thanks!

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  50. When i make this dish i add curry.

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  51. Thanks for sharing this dish. I made it and my husband and me really enjoyed, AND my picky teenage son ate most of the casserole dish! So it is safe to say this is a keeper :)

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  52. I have made this dish three times and i love it. Thanks so much forsharing and my family is very happy also

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  53. I have made this recipe three times and my family and i love it....thanks for sharing and we are so very happy to have found your recipe

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  54. I consistently make this dish at LEAST every two weeks for dinner and it's perfection. I serve over top of a box of long grain wild rice and frequently add extra broccoli florets to it. I tried it with fresh broccoli but didn't like it nearly as well. Super simple and it reheats perfectly as well.

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