It was a pleasure to partner with Wolf to help publicize their Reclaim the Kitchen initiative. I really enjoyed sharing recipes and stories with all of you!
I am particularly excited today because I have a delicious and simple cheese and chicken broccoli casserole recipe to share with you.
It's a recipe that reminds us that dinner doesn't have to be complicated or long. In fact, sometimes it is these quick and easy pans that were passed down from your mother or grandmother that can help set the stage for a special bond time in the kitchen.
Speaking of mothers and grandmothers, I recently spent time in the kitchen with my mom and daughter making this family favorite.
My mom is a hairdresser and this recipe came handwritten on a card from one of her dearest customers. The original recipe didn't include chicken and looked more like a side dish, so for the booster (uh – poultry?), I added two cups of ground roast chicken.
You see, I told you that recovering your kitchen can be easy!
Nothing simpler than a pan, but they do the trick in a tasty way and you will always feel like a rock star because you did it.
In my case, I did it with the help of my two favorite women in the world.
I love to let my kids help me in the kitchen. Even very young children like my 3 year old child, Kara, can play a role.
Kara was in charge of stirring the ingredients for the pan. I love knowing that these moments I spend with my kids preparing meals help them appreciate not only the food, but also the value of spending quiet, distraction-free time around the family table.
That's right, I encourage you to turn off the TV and put away those cellphones. It's your time with your family. This time means everything.
So let's go back to this cheese and chicken broccoli casserole recipe… we've established that it's easy, but it's also hot, creamy and delicious. It has a little quichey texture! It is a comforting dish that my whole family enjoys and it is also the perfect dish for those nights when you are short on time.
This chicken and broccoli cheese casserole is also one of those dishes perfect for a potluck!
When it comes to reclaiming your kitchen, I believe it comes down to confidence. Remember, your family doesn't expect you to be a chef. Be the spark of inspiration for your whole family and take simple steps to reclaim the kitchen in your home; you can start with my easy cheese chicken and my brocolli casserole!
For even more great ideas, you can also check out the Reclaim the Kitchen website. You will find great recipes and resources that can help you continue to gain confidence in cooking. I really love the meal planning tips and tricks.
I hope you like this easy casserole with chicken and broccoli and cheese and I would like to know what are your easy recipes on easy weeknights? I'm always looking for good ideas for easy recipes, so I'm going to take notes!
This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Wolf blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are mine.
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6 well-beaten eggs
1 carton of 16 ounces cottage cheese
4 cups shredded strong cheddar
2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup flour
2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen chopped broccoli florets thawed
2 cups roasted chicken, grated or cut into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of pan with non-stick cooking spray. I used a 3 quart glass pan.
In a large bowl, add 6 well-beaten eggs with a whisk or wooden spoon. Add cottage cheese, cheddar, salt, pepper and flour, stir until well blended, add broccoli and chicken.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan; distribute evenly. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set.