This simple organic chicken broccoli casserole recipe from my sister Jan is a huge hit around here and everywhere I've ever taken it. The sauce is so delicious with a little bit of lemon for a twist. Bonus: it's a fairly fast and easy recipe to throw together, too.
Organic Chicken Broccoli Casserole
- 1 bunch of organic broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
- Optional: About 1/2 pound carrots chopped small (so they'll cook evenly with the other stuff)
- Either bone-in chicken breasts, boneless breasts, or pieces of chicken, uncooked
- 2 cans organic cream of chicken soup, or 1 can cream of chicken and one can cream of mushroom – be sure to use organic for this part of the recipe – other canned soups have MSG and other junk. You could also make these creamed soup alternatives.
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice +more lemon zest if you like a more lemony flavor
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup mayo-- Try my easy homemade mayo recipe, it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up!
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup organic breadcrumbs-- I use the ends up of our bread that no one wanted and grind in our food processor.
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano (or any other seasonings that might be good in bread crumbs.
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter pastured butter is best.
- Optional: This makes plenty of tasty sauce, so you can also serve it later over a baked potato, rice, or noodles. Or it's good by itself for a low carb meal!
- Bake 30 minutes. While it's baking, melt the butter and stir in the breadcrumbs and the sea salt and herbs. After it bakes for the 30 minutes, sprinkle the cheese and the breadcrumb mixture over the top and bake another 10 minutes or so until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are golden.
- I serve this over rice that I cook in some homemade chicken stock.
Enjoy, and thank you Sister!
Have you ever used germinated/sprouted rice?
I didn't know a lot about germinated rice, so I searched online and found this very informative post about sprouted brown rice (another name for it).
Read an excerpt:
In Japan there has recently been renewed interest in sprouted rice thanks to a number of recent scientific studies done on gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), a naturally occurring amino acid created during the germination process. The consumption of GABA is credited with important health benefits that range from lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, boosting the immune system, improving sleep, and inhibition of cancer cells.
I mostly use this rice nowadays though!
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