My most requested casserole in our home. This one is a HUGE hit for the entire family. The kids are always asking for seconds, macro friendly and one pot recipe which makes cooking & clean up SUPER easy.
For chicken, you can use rotisserie chicken if you don’t have time to put chicken breast in a crockpot. I always try to put 5-6 breasts in the crockpot which allows for 1-2 leftover for other meals/recipes throughout the week.
Put chicken in crockpot and cover with one container of chicken broth, cook for 5-6 hours on low until chicken is cooked all the way through and can easily be shredded with forks. I will put these in the crockpot in the morning then finish my recipe about an hour out from dinner time!
1 package of egg noodles (16oz)
2 tsp olive oil
6 cloves garlic
2 tbsp butter
4 head of fresh broccoli (washed and chopped)
1 medium onion
6 tbsp all purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
4 shredded chicken breasts (I cook mine in crockpot prior)
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
4 tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs
– Preheat oven to 375
– Boil water in pot to cook noodles until al dente. Set aside.
– In a dutch oven (or large skillet. I prefer dutch oven so I can put this directly in oven) heat oil + garlic on medium heat until golden.
– Add broccoli, sauté and cover for 3-5 minutes on medium heat until broccoli begins to soften. Set aside on bowl when finished.
– In the same dutch oven, heat butter over low heat with onions until they are soft (2-3 minutes)
– Add flour and slowly whisk in chicken broth over medium heat. Add milk and bring to boil. Simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture begins to thicken.
– Remove from heat and add reduced fat sharp cheddar + 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese. Mix will until cheese is fully melted.
– Add shredded chicken (I usually do about 4 breasts worth of chicken), noodles and broccoli and mix until evenly coated
– Top with the remaining parmesan cheese + breadcrumbs
– Bake for 20-25 minutes then broil for 10 minutes to brown the top of casserole