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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by chickenshagg, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    Have some chicken breast thawed out but having trouble deciding what to do with them. I also have some fresh broccoli that I was planning on steaming... Any ideas out there?[​IMG]

  2. cozycritters

    cozycritters Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Something like Mongolian chicken? That's what I'm making tonight... Sesame chicken with broccoli is really yummy [​IMG]
  3. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    Quote:I'm going to have to do a search for that recipe. Never heard of it before.
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    how about steaming them both in the same pan with some white wine, butter and fresh cracked black pepper . . . then crumble a little blue cheese over the top [​IMG]
  5. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    Quote:That sounds good but I'm going to have to save that one. I found this and went ahead and made it, the family loves it.

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
    1 pound chicken breast tenders, chopped
    Salt and pepper
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 pound macaroni elbows or cavatapi corkscrew shaped pasta twists
    2 1/2 cups raw broccoli florets, available packaged in produce department
    3 tablespoons butter
    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon paprika
    3 cups whole milk
    1 cup chicken stock
    3 cups yellow sharp Cheddar
    1 tablespoon prepared Dijon mustard
    Place a pot of water on to boil for macaroni.

    Heat a medium pan over medium to medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and chicken and season with salt and pepper. Saute a couple of minutes then add onion and cook another 5 to 7 minutes until onions are tender and chicken is cooked through. Turn off heat and reserve.

    To boiling pasta water, add pasta and salt to season the cooking water. Cook 5 minutes, then add broccoli and cook 3 minutes more or until pasta is cooked to al dente and florets are just tender.

    While pasta cooks, heat a medium sauce pot over medium heat. Add butter and melt, then add flour, cayenne and paprika and whisk together over heat until roux bubbles then cook a minute more. Whisk in milk and stock and raise heat a little to bring sauce to a quick boil. Simmer sauce to thicken about 5 minutes.

    Drain macaroni or pasta and broccoli florets. Add back to pot and add chicken to the pasta and broccoli.

    Add cheese to milk sauce and stir to melt it in, about a minute or so. Stir in mustard and season sauce with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken and broccoli and cooked pasta and stir to combine. Adjust seasonings, transfer to a large serving platter and serve.

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