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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chicken Elegante

Many years ago, when I was married to my first husband, I fixed this for dinner.  He promptly got up from the dinner table and fixed himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Turns out he did NOT like blue cheese.  Poor guy, just think of all the wonderful dishes he's missing.  The recipe came from a family friend who has always been referred to as Cousin Polly.  Mom's made it for years and I have too.  It's great served over rice or just plain.  It freezes really well too.  I'd say that I usually make enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day and freeze some for another meal, but the extra usually disappears during a Connie midnight raid on the refrigerator.  Now, let me say that the version here is pretty different from Cousin Polly's original version.  Her's started with making a roux out of butter and flour and adding ingredients to make a sauce.  Then, she folded in the chicken and broccoli...  Well, I've made it a much user-friendlier recipe.  And, lowered the fat and some calories along the way.  And, to me, the flavor is much fresher than the higher calorie version...

Chicken Elegante

2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 box chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 can lowfat cream of chicken soup
1/4 c - 3/4 c crumbled blue cheese (we love blue cheese so I put more in)
1/4 c finely shredded parmesan or romano cheese
1 tsp marjoram
1/2 c sour cream

Mix everything together and put it in a baking dish. 

chicken and marjoram (fresh from the garden)

broccoli, blue cheese, cream of chicken soup, parmesan

Sour cream then all mixed up

Bake at 350 until it bubbles - about 30 minutes.  Serve over rice or potatoes or plain. 


Mother Rimmy said...

I love the addition of blue cheese. I can't keep the stuff in the house or I'll eat it until it's gone. Yum!

Angie's Recipes said...

The chicken dish looks and sounds delish!


It sounds fantastic! I'm a big fan of blue cheese!

Magic of Spice said...

Sounds wonderful, and I love the use of marjoram...such a wonderful herb, but I do not see it often :)

the constant hunger said...

Oh, my Kate! This looks delicious. It looks like comfort food to me. I would eat this up with some tagliatelle.

Anonymous said...

Holy moly NomNoms! :-) Looks great!

The Mom Chef said...

Wow, I think that looks fantastic. I love blue cheese (though others in the family don't). I agree that it's major comfort food.