Monday, November 27, 2017

Grandma's Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This chicken and broccoli casserole is a great way to get dinner on the table quickly.  It is a perfect way to use leftover chicken or turkey as well!



      My husbands's grandma sent me this recipe as a response to the original email I sent out that started this wild ride.  I had some leftover turkey breast from when I made turkey and homemade egg noodles.  This recipe seemed like a great way to use it up.  Obviously you can used leftover roast chicken, chicken breasts or you could pick up a rotisserie chicken at the store.



      I knew I would be on the road, so I made the casserole the night before up until the point you put the cheese on it.  Then I put it in the refrigerator.  When I got home from work, all I had to do was pull it out of the fridge and preheat the oven.  I added a few minutes to the bake time because the casserole started cold.   Everyone was a fan of this one.

     The first time we had it everyone raved about it.  Now I keep it in my back pocket for whenever I have some leftover poultry.  So I pull it out a few times a year.  I think the boys in this house have limited memory, so they act like it is the first time they see it ever time.  But they love it every time!


    So if you are looking for a quick and tasty way to change up leftovers, this is the recipe for you.  But don't let lack of leftovers get in your way.  It is definitely worth cooking up some chicken breasts too.

    Grandma was definitely on the right track sending us this one!  I need to ask her if she has any more like this in her recipe box! What are some of your favorite ways to use up leftover chicken and turkey?



Yield: 8 servings

Grandma's Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This chicken and broccoli casserole is a great way to get dinner on the table quickly. It is a perfect way to use leftover chicken or turkey as well!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:


  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 cups shredded chicken (or turkey!)
  • 1 12 oz package frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions to al dente.  Drain and place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan.  Cook onions in butter until tender.  Add flour and cook for about a minute.  Pour in the chicken broth while stirring.  Add milk and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, stirring frequently.
  4. Spread chicken and broccoli over noodles.  Pour sauce over the top of the casserole.
  5. Mix cheese together and spread over casserole.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly with melted cheese.
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33 comments:

  1. This is such a great recipe to use those leftovers! I don't mind making it from scratch as well!! Cheezy goodness! What I love the most about it is that I can do the meal prep and keep it in the fridge and bake with the cheese whenever needed!

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    1. It is handy to have a recipe you can assemble ahead, isn't it? Thanks Deepika!

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  2. I think a chicken casserole is so comforting on a bust weeknight. This looks easy, hearty, filling and tasty! Great recipe Grandma! Have a great start to your week Carlee! xo

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    1. Those grandmas seem to know what they are doing! Thank you so much, Andrea!

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  3. This does look like a great way to use up those turkey leftovers, as well as a fabulous recipe. We like casseroles, and we like grandma's recipes too! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Grandma's recipes are the best, aren't they? This is definitely one that I find myself reaching for every time I have turkey leftovers my husband hasn't already claimed for sandwiches!

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  4. I pinned it for later. I always looking for ways to add veggies to quick meals and this does the trick. Thanks.

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    1. This definitely hits on both counts! I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Hi Carlee, Grandma knew how to feed the family and keep it quick! I like one dish recipes, the less fuss the better. I usually make a pie with chicken or turkey leftovers, that always goes down well with the family.

    xx

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    1. Mmmm! Now I wish I would have made a pie too! My husband started eyeing me anxiously when I was using too many leftovers in recipes. He loves the leftovers for sandwiches and he was worried he wouldn't get his fill!

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  6. This sounds so good! I make a similar recipe using rice but I love the idea of mixing it up with some noodles. Pinned.

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    1. I'll have to try it with rice now!

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    2. Would you be willing to share your recipe that uses rice?

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  7. Saving this for later! Grandma's are amazing!!

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  8. This looks like the perfect weeknight meal for the family. PINNED! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party!

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    1. It really is a family pleaser and so easy! Thanks!

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  9. Yep my boys are going to LOVE this one too!

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    1. I hope they enjoy it as much as mine do!

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  10. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and will be pinned to our Featured Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much, Miz Helen! It is always an honor to get a red plate!

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  11. Grandmas' recipes are the best! I am grateful for the ones my Grandma shared with me! Can't wait to try this.

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    1. They really are! With all that experience and love cooked in, it's hard not to love grandma's food. This is one we have really enjoyed. It's simple and comforting!

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  12. This looks amazing Carlee! Wow. This screams comfort in so many ways!

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  13. I've been looking for a recipe like this!!!!! Yay!!!

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  14. That is just pure comfort food! Plus, it's Grandma's recipe so you know it's delicious!

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  15. this looks like the perfect comfort food! I'm going to give this a try!

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  16. My family does the same thing where they act like they've never had a dish that they have raved about before.

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    1. It is funny that they don't remember, but reaffirming that they like it so much the second time! Sillies!

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