Chicken & Broccoli Bake
May 19, 2014 | Serves 4
- 300g of Broccoli
- 400g Chicken Breasts
- 300g of Mushrooms
- 1 Cup of Coconut Milk (250ml)
- 1 Cup of Chicken Stock (250ml)
- 1 Teaspoon of Mustard Powder
- 100g of Hazelnuts
- Coconut Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Optional: Cheese
This Chicken & Broccoli Bake is the ultimate comfort food. When I created this recipe, I had been wanting to come up with a healthier version of this classic for ages and kept struggling with how I’d get it creamy enough and crispy enough. Finally, after a little brainstorming with my boyfriend, I came up with this! It’s the perfect dinner and makes great leftovers, it actually warms the soul and is surprisingly quick and easy to make! If you want to add cheese, sprinkle it on with the topping.
Start by washing and chopping the mushrooms.
Heat some coconut oil in a saucepan on medium heat and add the mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until they start to grey and soften- about 5 minutes.
Pour in the coconut milk and chicken stock and stir. Then take off the heat and sprinkle in the mustard powder. Use a handheld food processor to blitz it until as smooth as possible (or just pour it into your food processor). Then set it aside.
Heat some coconut oil in a pan while you chop the chicken and the broccoli into little pieces. Add them to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and the chicken is almost fully cooked.
While they’re cooking add the hazelnuts to your food processor and blitz until you have a breadcrumb like consistency. Then add in 1/2 a tablespoon of melted coconut oil and some salt and pepper and blitz again until you have a fluffy crumbly mixture.
Add the chicken and broccoli to your casserole dish.
Then pour the mushroom sauce over it and mix it so its evenly mixed in.
If you’re adding cheese then scatter the cheese evenly over the top and then sprinkle generously with the ground hazelnuts, you’ll probably have a bit left over!
Pop it in the oven at 180’C for about 40 minutes.
Take out and serve! To reheat leftovers, just pop it back in the oven until heated through.