Archive for February 3rd, 2011

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Chicken and broccoli casserole is a family favorite that I whipped up on a whim and the results couldn’t have been better.

Cooking time is approximately 45-50 minutes. Preparation is approximately 5 minutes. Yields 12-15 servings.

Ingredients

– 10 oz. of frozen diced chicken breast

– 1 cup of large broccoli florets (frozen)

– 1 lb. of pasta (any shape or cut)

– 8 oz. of shredded Italian or mozzarella cheese

– 1 small can of Campbell’s cream of chicken soup

– 1 small can of Campbell’s broccoli and cheese soup

– 1 teaspoon of parsley (fresh or dried)

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400.

Boil pasta for 25-30 minutes, then drain and add to oven-safe casserole dish.

Cook frozen, diced chicken per bag’s instructions (adding 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper).  You may use fresh chicken, if desired.

Boil frozen broccoli for 10 minutes then drain and dice into bite-sized pieces.

Prepare cream of chicken and broccoli and cheese soups as directed (see can for details) and add to cooked pasta.  Mix to coat pasta.

Add cooked chicken, broccoli and garlic salt to pasta and mix well.

Coat entire casserole with shredded cheese.

Garnish with fresh or dried parsley.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Great side items for this meal are a garden salad and dinner rolls.

Enjoy!

Love to all!

CC

Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad

If you’re busy like me or don’t want to commit a lot of time to cooking, this quick and easy recipe is sure to become a favorite!  Many of the ingredients are optional, so you can really make this salad your own.

Cooking time is approximately 25 minutes and prep time is approximately 5 minutes.

Ingredients

– 1 bag of frozen buffalo chicken strips

– 1 bag of pre-mixed salad

– 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (any variety)

– 1/2 cup of croutons (any flavor)

– 1 tomato (any size) – optional

– 1 cucumber – optional

– 1/4 cup dressing of choice – I prefer Kraft’s Roasted Red Pepper Italian

Preparation

– Bake buffalo chicken strips as directed on the bag then cut them into bite-sized pieces. 

– Rinse and drain pre-mixed salad and put into a large salad bowl.

– Add diced buffalo chicken strips.

– If desired, dice tomato, cucumber, and croutons and add to salad mix.

– Pour dressing over mixture and gently toss.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

 For added pizzazz, use tortillas to make buffalo chicken wraps!

 Please post feedback if you try this recipe as-is or make alterations.

Love to all!

CC