Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Bake

Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Bake
A healthy and nutritious lunchbox filler for your child's food flask, this recipe is also great for a fantastic mid-week family meal! 
 

2 1/2 cups of dried macaroni
1 head of broccoli, separated into florets
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 1/2 cup of milk
2 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 slice of wholemeal bread, made into bread crumbs
½ tbsp olive oil

Heat a large pan with the olive oil and add the chicken pieces. Fry off until golden and cooked through.

Boil a large pot of water; add the macaroni and broccoli, and simmer for 6-8 minutes until the macaroni is cooked to your liking. 

Strain off and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the cheese sauce. 

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until it forms a paste.

Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring you are not left with any lumps of flour. 

Bring the mixture to the boil, remove from the heat, and stir in 2 cups of the cheese.

Stir the sauce into the macaroni and broccoli mix.

Preheat your grill. 

Place the mix into a large ovenproof dish. Scatter the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese over the top.

Place under the grill for 3-4 minutes until golden and crispy.

Main ingredients
Cheese, Chicken, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Lunch Box

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