It’s Tasty Tuesday time! Since I had some cooked chicken already cut up, I decided to find a new recipe to incorporate that into, and I found this Chicken Broccoli Casserole recipe in the “Harmony Hollow Recipes Cookbook”. Casseroles are one of my favorite things to fix, since everything goes into one dish usually including a vegetable, so I don’t have to fix anything else to go with it.
This is definitely a comfort food meal and very filling. And it’s easy to put together, so that’s always a plus too.
Chicken Broccoli Casserole, Linda Esh, page 94, “Harmony Hollow Recipes Cookbook”
4-6 c. chicken, cooked & cubed
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
1 c. shredded cheese
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 pkg. Ritz crackers
In a greased 9×13 casserole dish, put chicken on bottom and then layer a good amount of broccoli on top. Mix together the mayonnaise, cream of chicken soup, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Spread on top of chicken and broccoli. Add the shredded cheese on top. Melt the butter and mix with cracker crumbs and sprinkle on top of cheese. Bake at ______________________________.
Also really good with asparagus per Linda!
Now if you’ve read the recipe directions, you see that line after “bake at”. That is exactly what is in the cookbook. Looks like the proofreader meant to go back and get the baking instructions from the recipe provider, but never did. So, I just picked 350 degrees and started at 30 minutes. Wasn’t done yet, so added 10 more minutes, still wasn’t done yet, so another 10, and then five more. So the baking instructions from me are 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Now if you’d try 375 degrees, it would be a quicker bake.
So needless to say, I wrote in this information, since this was so yummy, I know I’ll make it again. It got two thumbs up and compliments from hubby, so it’s a definite keeper recipe. And it will be good for our girls’ weekend too whenever that might be. Easy to put together and put in oven!
I’m sure it would be good with a bag of mixed veggies or the California medley mixture as well.
I wanted to share a little bit about Harmony Hollow Retreat with you too. Harmony Hollow Retreat is a therapeutic riding facility for special needs children of all ages. A non-profit organization committed to serve the conservative Anabaptist community, therapeutic horseback riding is recognized as one of the most beneficial forms of therapy for people with disabilities and low self esteem. Horseback riding gives people a sense of control and accomplishment, increasing self-esteem, development of patience, and the ability to control a horse as well as one’s own body. From the beginning, riders learn balance, coordination, and self-assurance – all the while receiving therapeutic muscle stimulations. Therapeutic riding is so much more than just sitting on a horse’s back and going for a ride. Harmony Hollow Retreat is located in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Hope you have a great week.