Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Broccoli Chicken Casserole

The first time I had this casserole was at one of my husband's family dinners before we were married. His mother would occasionally make it and I was lucky to be there when she did! It is as good cold as it is hot in my opinion. I know many people do not like casseroles but they are a great meal for the family. This is "What's Cookin" on Beaty's Creek tonight.

1 whole chicken
4 bunches of fresh broccoli
5 lbs. of potatoes-peeled and quartered
1 large can cream of mushroom soup
1 large can cream of chicken
1 small can cream of celery
1 small can cream of broccoli
2 pounds of cheese-shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Boil chicken covered with water until done. I salt and pepper my water to taste, I think the chicken tastes better. Remove chicken and let cool. Once the chicken is cool, remove all of the meat and layer in a casserole pan. Now place your potatoes in chicken water and boil until done, this usually takes 20 minutes. Remove potatoes from water and place them on top of the chicken. I salt and pepper the potatoes now. Now is the time to cook your broccoli, place the broccoli in the same water and cook until done but still bright green, usually 15-20 minutes.. Remove from pot and cut up broccoli, then place on top of potatoes. Mix all of your soups together and pour over casserole and place shredded cheese on top. Bake covered for 30 minutes at 425'