Chicken Broccoli Supreme

YUM! That's about all I can say to sum this up. It's sooo good. Not a low fat option by any means, but who would expect something with the word supreme in the title to be healthy, right? I know it's not the prettiest looking dish ever, but it's definitely something we'll be eating again. And, like most good things these days, I found it here via
What you need:
1 Lb fresh broccoli, broken in pieces and steamed for 2 minutes (I think next time I'll cook mine a little more)
3 cups cooked chicken breast, broken into small pieces
3 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
2 tubes Ritz crackers (put in a zip-lock bag and crush, but not too much)
1 stick melted butter
1 TBS poppy seeds
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup COLD water
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese (listed above)

What you do:

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the melted butter, cornstarch/water mixture, chicken broth, seasonings, and milk. Stir well, and continue stirring until sauce has thickened. Meanwhile, in greased 9x13 in. pan, layer the broccoli and chicken then set aside. 
Turn heat down to low, and add 1- 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese to the sauce. Stir until melted. Pour over the chicken and broccoli. Top with 1- 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese.
Melt the butter, and add the poppy seeds, and stir well. Add cracker crumbs to the melted butter. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of the grated cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.

1 comment

  1. Made this again and this time I just used a bag of frozen broccoli. I didn't cook it first, but I did let it thaw before putting it in the casserole. It tasted great to me!