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Broccoli Chicken Hotdish – Lightened up

Written By: Chris - Mar• 10•13

I’ve been trying to get more broccoli into our diet ever since Bill has opened up and has been more willing to try it!  It began when he started eating some of my cold salads, but I keep stretching it and am now adding it to other dishes, even without pureeing it like I used to do!  According to Forbes, Broccoli has a plethora of health benefits. It contains anti-inflammatory nutrients, antioxidant nutrients, detox-support nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients among many other important chemicals that sustain the health of the human body.  Most important to me is that it is High In Fiberwhich helps to lower cholesterol.  I want to keep Bill around as long as possible so I’ll keep feeding it to him,!  Plus I love it!  I remember enjoying a broccoli cheese dish that one of my aunts made when I was a kid that was rich and creamy and topped with potato chips.  I have lightened up my version and though it wasn’t the same as aunt Sharron’s, it was still pretty tasty!  This dish is simple and has a nice combination of creaminess, a sweetness from the pop of the peas and great crunch from the crisp stuffing mix topping.

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Ingredients:

1 Chicken Breast, large
1/2 Onion, chopped
4 Cups Broccoli, chopped (I used frozen, but next time would use fresh!)
1 Cup Peas, frozen
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (mine was infused with basil, but any will do)
1 Can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt, plain
3/4 Cup Sour Cream, light
1/2 Cup each shredded Cheese: Asiago/Parmesan, Cheddar, Mozzarella
1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Package Stove Top Stuffing, prepared to box instructions

Saute the chopped onion in oil until somewhat translucent.  Add chopped, cubed chicken breast and season with salt & pepper.  Cook until chicken is no longer pink.

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Combine all other ingredients except for the prepared stuffing mix, and pour into a baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Top with stuffing that has been fluffed with a fork.  Do not press or compact ingredients.

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Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.  Allow to rest for a few minutes to set up prior to serving.

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

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  1. Lois says:

    Made this the other night and both Rich and I loved it

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