Thursday, January 2

Cheesy Mushroom Broccoli & Rice

Over the Christmas holiday my mother and father in-law flew out for a short visit, and as usual, I was unprepared on the supper front.. But never fear! I am the queen of throwing random ingredients into a pot, and calling it "food". This particular event called for a bag of frozen chicken breast at the front of my freezer. A little of this, a can of that, and BOOM. One of the best meals I've ever made {which, sorry, isn't saying much...} and has become a weekly staple in our house ever since. As an overachiever, I've even modified my recipe for you Crockpot lovers out there!


{STOVETOP}

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed
10 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
10 ounces chicken broth
8 fresh ounces mushrooms
32 ounces frozen broccoli
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups steamed rice

In a medium skillet, brown chicken breasts for about 8 minutes, until 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Shred chicken, and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large covered skillet, steam broccoli and mushrooms together for about 10 minutes, until mushrooms are browned and broccoli is thawed and warm.

In a large stock pot, whisk together cheddar soup, mushroom soup, and chicken broth over low heat. Stir in black pepper, and garlic powder.

Stir broccoli and mushrooms into soups, and raise the heat to medium. Stir in shredded chicken. Warm over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until soup is hot.

Serve over steamed rice, and enjoy!


{CROCKPOT}

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, frozen
10 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
10 ounces chicken broth
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces fresh mushrooms
32 ounces frozen broccoli
2 cups steamed rice

In a large crock pot, whisk together cheddar soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, black pepper, and garlic powder. Stir in fresh mushrooms. Press 4 frozen chicken breasts into the bottom of the crock pot.

Cook on low heat for 6 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

Shred chicken breasts. Stir in frozen broccoli and cook on low for another 2 hours, or on high for another hour, until broccoli is thawed and hot.

Serve over steamed rice, and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. One of the first dinners that your dad and I's old boss had everyone over for they had a similar casserole with dressing on the top. Of course dad was with his date at the time and hated due to the "vile weed = broccoli" but I love it and miss having it.

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