It’s what’s for dinner…

I’m not going to promise you a recipe every day, but if I make something that I think would be great for an easy-to-make dinner for your family, I will post it here!

Today, I am making this for dinner, along with baked winter squash. 🙂

A super-simple comfort-food type casserole:

Brown Rice, Chicken, and Cheesy Broccoli  hotdish (<— that’s what we Minnesotans call casserole)

Large batch (makes 2 9×11 baking pans) 10 good-sized servings (I’m making it for my family and a friend’s family.) Cut all amounts in half for a smaller family.

6 large pieces of chicken (I’m using a mix of breasts and thighs on-bone) boiled and picked off of the bones. I set aside the broth left from boiling the chicken.

6 cups of cooked brown rice (I cooked it in the broth from the chicken)

4 cups frozen broccoli florets [thawed but not cooked] (I use the organic frozen broccoli from Costco)

3 cups of shredded cheese (Your choice. I like a mix of cheddar and colby-jack)

Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top of casserole

3 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I stir this together in a mixing bowl with 2 cans of milk added in.)

1 cup of low fat sour cream or 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese (This is optional, but I like the tang it gives the hotdish.)

I stir into the mushroom soup mixture: about 1/2 tsp of black pepper, about 1/2 tsp garlic powder, about 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt, about 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning, and the optional sour cream or cottage cheese

Layer the rice into the bottom of a baking dish, followed by a layer of chicken, followed by a layer of broccoli, followed by a layer of shredded cheese. Pour the soup/spice mixture over the whole thing, making sure you spread it around as evenly as possible. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about half an hour. Check the broccoli for crunchiness. When the broccoli is soft but not soggy, sprinkle parmesan over casserole and bake another 5 to 10 minutes at 300. Total bake time – about 45 minutes

 

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I would love to be a group of women studying the Word together, praying for each other, and supporting each other as we all walk through this life together.

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