Broccoli Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers
This broccoli cheese chicken casserole with Ritz crackers is one of the easiest weeknight dinner recipes and one of my favorites! It’s one part creamy, one part crunch, and absolutely delicious!
⁄4 teaspoon salt
⁄8 teaspoon pepper
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped and steamed broccoli
cooked and chopped chicken
One sleeve of Ritz crackers
, crushed to large 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 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).
Recipe from Britni Vigil at http://www.playpartyplan.com