Today I am excited to share with you this new recipe that I learned.
Skinny chicken and broccoli casserole is relatively low in fat, but the cheesy goodness of the parmesan totally makes up for it.
Its basically a no-fuss, easy to make, fast and hearty meal.
3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cup broccoli florets
1 1/2 cup Pasta of your choice ( I used whole wheat Penne)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp Flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Pinch grated nutmeg
Salt & Pepper
Rinse the chicken breasts and chop into 2cm cubes
Chop the broccoli into florets, size based on your preference.
Boil water in a deep pot and add a dash of olive oil and half tsp salt. When the water begins to boil, throw in the pasta and cook for the amount of time specified on the box.
Heat a dollop of butter and 1 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet. Add the chicken when the oil is hot, and fry the chicken until cooked and golden.
In the designated casserole or any other oven-safe dish arrange as follows: pasta-sprinkle cheese generously, chicken-sprinkle cheese, broccoli-sprinkle cheese and top off with the milk/yogurt sauce and finish off whatever is left of the parmesan on top.
Shove into the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes at 400 F, just to incorporate the flavours and melt the cheese, you could also broil for the last 3 minutes or so just to give it that extra 'ompf' :D