I whipped this up last night with ingredients I found in the house.
- 5-6 IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) chicken breasts
- Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute
- 3 cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese
- 1 bag frozen broccoli florets
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In my convection oven, I cooked the chicken for about 20 minutes while defrosting the broccoli for about 8 minutes in the microwave. I then cut up the chicken with kitchen scissors, gave it a healthy coating of the seasoning mix. After a few minutes, in went the broccoli while I shredded the cheese with a cheese grater.
After mixing and cooking a few more minutes, the mixture went into the casserole dish and I then covered the entire top with a lot of cheese. When done I sprinkled the top with paprika more for color than anything and put it in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
I had some for dinner – it was pretty good. The cheese was more hard than gooey, and maybe the cayenne pepper was a bit too much, but I ate it and enjoyed. Trader Joe’s @1 Salute seasoning is a handy blend of seasonings for those of us clueless at the sight of a spice rack.
What surprised me was the family also enjoyed it. “It’s actually pretty good.” was one comment – which shows both the typical expectations of my low carb cooking as well as the review of this particular dish in comparison.
I’d say it’s a keeper and I’ll be making it again.
3 thoughts on “Chicken Broccolli Casserole with Cheese”
Sounds good I do something similar and just call it vegetable blob. I use frozen broccoli or cauliflower and what ever meat and dairy source I have in the house and just season it up. Good way to make use of leftovers.
Sounds good and I like hot but 12 teaspoons of cayenne is a little much for me…. will have to cut it down…
Ol’ eagle-eye here fat-fingered that ‘2’ in there – 1 teaspoon was plenty hot.