Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Supper in a Snap--Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

ER's 10th Birthday and Horseback Riding--Sept 057I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes when it gets really close to Thanksgiving (or other big holidays), I tend to forget about every meal but Thanksgiving dinner.

This isn’t good! The family still has to eat in the meantime.

This week I pulled out an old standby. I’m sure y’all have them, too. Unfortunately, I’ve also been stricken with bronchitis this week (‘tis the season!) so I’ve beenRileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3] sort of lackluster in terms of energy. This easy chicken casserole came in very handy. You just throw in the ingredients and you’re done. I even used one of those microwavable/steamed veggie packs for the broccoli, which made the whole process extra easy.

My son is not a broccoli fan, but when it’s cooked in with the other ingredients like this, he’ll even give it a go. Especially since it’s got bacon in the casserole. :) In this household, that pretty much ensures a recipe will be eaten.

Simple Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

3 cooked, chopped chicken breasts
1 pound cooked broccoli florets(I used microwave-steamed frozen broccoli)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped, cooked bacon
1 cup crushed buttery crackers
1 stick melted margarine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl mix together the soup, milk, and cooked bacon. In a 9x13 inch baking dish layer the chicken, broccoli, soup mixture, and cheese. Mix the melted margarine and the buttery cracker crumbs together and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350. ER's 10th Birthday and Horseback Riding--Sept 056

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  1. Hope you are well soon and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Liz--Thank you! Antibiotic is working well! :) Besides, moms aren't allowed to be sick over holidays. LOL!

  3. Elizabeth/Riley, I've got my go-to standards for the week before T-day, too. tonight is spaghetti and meatballs. Last night, stew. I know what you mean. This casserole looks great!

    Have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday!


  4. Avery--You, too! And spaghetti and meatballs sounds good to me!

  5. The rest of the week, we have to eat! Right you are and this looks like a nice hearty, keeper recipe for chilly winter days. On the cold front, I've been fighting one for a few weeks (just starting to shake it). I hope you get well fast, E/R, and have a...

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~ Cleo

  6. Cleo--Hope you shake that cold! Feel better, enjoy your food, family, and friends! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Elizabeth!!!!

  8. This recipe sounds really great!! About how many people does it feed? I have three men in my five person family ;)

  9. Ooh...three men will probably decimate this. :) I have a family of 4, we have a *little* left over (and the 16 year old boy eats a ton of it). So you *might* want to double. It does freeze well!

  10. That's what I was thinking :) Thanks so much!