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Chicken & Broccoli Bake

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Chicken & Broccoli Bake

Chicken strips pan-fried in garlic and then baked with fusilli, broccoli and a delectable cheesy sauce. Yummy crust is made up of flaked almonds, spring onions and cheese.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 150g x fusilli
  • 100g x broccoli - cut into florets
  • 2 x chicken breasts
  • 1 clove x garlic - crush, peel and chop finely
  • 1 tsp x chicken stock granules
  • 1/2 cup x boiling water (to make chicken stock)
  • 1/2 tub x thick cream
  • 2 stalks x spring onions - cut off ends and slice finely
  • 50g x mature cheddar - grate coarsely
  • 2 tbsp x flaked almonds
  • olive oil, salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 300g x fusilli
  • 200g x broccoli - cut into florets
  • 4 x chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves x garlic - crush, peel and chop finely
  • 2 tsp x chicken stock granules
  • 1 cup x boiling water (to make chicken stock)
  • 1 tub x thick cream
  • 4 stalks x spring onions - cut off ends and slice finely
  • 100g x mature cheddar - grate coarsely
  • 4 tbsp x flaked almonds
  • olive oil, salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta (and a little olive oil) and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the broccoli to the pasta and cook for another 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.

Step 3

Dissolve the chicken stock granules in a jug of boiling water and set aside.

Step 4

Cut the chicken in to thin strips (about 4 or 5 per breast) and season well with coarsely ground salt.

Step 5

Heat the a few glugs of olive oil in a large pan on high heat. Pan fry the chicken pieces until lightly browned (about 6 minutes) and then turn down the heat to medium and add the garlic and sauté for about a minute. Now add the cream, stock and half the grated cheese. Turn the heat down some more (medium-low) and gently simmer for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens a little. Taste to see if you have enough seasoning and if not - add a little salt and pepper.

Step 6

Tip the pasta and broccoli into a casserole dish. Cover with the chicken mixture and gently mix it all together. Top with sliced spring onions, flaked almonds, the rest of the grated cheddar and a few twists of coarsely ground black pepper.

Step 7

Bake in the oven oven (pre-heated to 200°C) for about 10-15 minutes until the top is slightly golden brown.