Broccoli Cheese Chicken Casserole
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 ⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- Sprinkle paprika
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups Crystal Farms mild cheddar shredded cheese
- 2 cups chopped and steamed broccoli
- 16 oz cooked and chopped chicken
- One sleeve of Ritz crackers , crushed to crumbs either in a ziploc bag or food processor
Make Cheese Sauce
Melt 1 TBs butter in saucepan over low heat. Once bubbly, add flour, salt, and pepper and stir until combined.
Cook over low heat for one minute then add in milk and stir. Heat until mixture is boiling, stirring continually.
Once milk boils, boil for another minute before adding 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. S
Stir until completely melted and remove from heat.
Spray large casserole dish all over with non-stick spray.
Once all of your ingredients have been prepped (steam broccoli, make cheese sauce, cook chicken, crush crackers), add half of your broccoli and half of your chicken into the prepared casserole dish.
Mix the chicken and broccoli together into one single layer.
Top chicken and broccoli layer with half of your cheese sauce, making sure to cover the entire chicken layer with cheese.
Sprinkle half of your cracker crumbs over the cheese layer.
Repeat so you have two "layers" of casserole.
Top final layer with the other 1/2 cup of Crystal Farms shredded cheese.
Melt the other 1 tablespoon of butter in the microwave and pour over the top of the casserole.
Bake casserole at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the top cheese is melted and the cracker crumbs are browned (but not burnt).
Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 329mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 28.3mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 1.2mg