Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stuffed Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

One of Brock's favorite dishes that his mom makes is Chicken Cordon Bleu.  So I thought I might just give it a low carb whirl...and it turn out great! He loved it! success!!!! It is very tasty and doesn't have a thick batter on it. It was covered with little sauce...yummo! I paired it with a broccoli cheese casserole but you could serve it with pasta, or any other veggie you want! This is a super easy and hardy meal. It will definitely be a week night special in our house!

Stuffed Chicken
(adapted from Get Off Your Butt and Bake)
3 Chicken Breast
3 pieces of Swiss Cheese
3 pieces of Deli Ham
1 1/2 tablespoons of Flour
1/2 teaspoon of Paprika
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
1/8 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1/8 teaspoon of Pepper
3 tablespoons of Butter
1/4 cup of Chicken Broth
1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 tablespoon of Cornstarch 

Either pound chicken to about 1/4 inch thick or butterfly it (cut it in half horizontally). Place one piece of ham and one piece of swiss cheese in the middle of each chicken breast. Roll it up and secure it with toothpicks. In a small bowl mix together flour, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Roll chicken lightly in mixture.
In a medium sized skillet melt butter over medium/high heat. Place chicken breast in skillet. Brown all sides of the chicken breast. Add in chicken broth to skillet and reduce heat to medium/low and finish cooking...about 25 to 30 minutes. When chicken is cooked remove the chicken from the skillet and keep it warm in the oven or microwave. In a small bowl whisk together heavy whipping cream and cornstarch. Pour it in the skillet and keep stirring until mixture thickens. Take out the toothpicks from the chicken breast and pour sauce over the top right before serving. Enjoy!  This can easily be doubled to make 6 servings instead of 3...well 2 because Brock will eat two pieces of chicken! :)

Super Easy Broccoli Casserole
1 bag of frozen broccoli florets
4 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
3 ounces of cream cheese (room temp)
a handful of Cheddar Cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese plus a little extra to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven 425. Spray a square baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add Broccoli and let boil for 15 minutes. In a small bowl put your cream cheese, bacon crumbles, and handful of cheese. When broccoli is done strain it then add it to the bowl with cheeses and bacon. Mix well. Pour broccoli mix into prepared pan. Spread it out to cover the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with some extra cheese and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. 
This is so yummy and super cheesy! :)


Sandy Krout said...

yum! i love that you love to cook! <3

Kim said...