chicken and broccoli bake

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Recipe cooking time
4-6 People

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4 and grease a baking dish with butter. Fill the dish with alternate layers of broccoli and chicken, then set aside.
     
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the cornflour mixture, stock and cream and season with salt and black pepper. Stir the sauce until it has thickened.
     
  3. Reduce the heat to low and stir in half of the grated Cheddar until melted.
     
  4. Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli and top with the remaining Cheddar.
     
  5. For the topping, place the melted butter in a bowl. Add the crackers and the poppy or sesame seeds, if using, and stir well. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the bake.
     
  6. Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.

Ingredients

  • 450g broccoli, cut into florets and blanched in boiling water for one minute
  • 400g cooked chicken fillets, chopped into bite-sized pieces

 

For the sauce:

  • 75g Avonmore Irish Butter
  • 40g cornflour, dissolved in 120ml cold water
  • 80ml chicken stock
  • 400ml Avonmore Fresh Cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 300g Avonmore Freshly Grated Red Cheddar

 

For the topping:

  • 60g Avonmore Irish Butter, melted
  • 100g crackers, crushed
  • 1 tbsp poppy or sesame seeds, optional

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