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Creamy Chicken & Spinach Bake

This is a healthy and hearty FAMILY favorite ! Chicken and spinach are excellent together, and if you have kids who don’t eat veggies…this is something they’d love – rich in iron, vitamins and proteins. Oh! and how can I forget loaded with cheese. I like using cheddar cheese but you can use any variety of cheese such as Parmesan or mozzarella, any would work too.

Prepare this hearty, budget-friendly, quick-fix dish at your parties or for the weekend and “tickle those taste-buds”

Ingredients

  • Butter                             4 Tbsp
  • All-purpose flour            4 Tbsp
  • Cream                           1/2 Cup
  • Milk                               2 Cup
  • Salt                                1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Black pepper                 1/2 tsp
  • White pepper                 1/4 tsp
  • Grated cheddar cheese   1/2 Cup
  • Shredded Chicken          1 1/2 cup (boiled)
  • Spinach                           1/2 cup (chopped and boiled)
  • Chicken Broth                 1/2 cup
  • Breadcrumbs                   1/2 cup

Method

  1. In a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and mix well until foamy
  2. Now slowly add in milk and stir continuously to avoid any lumps. Let it boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes until it thicken.
  3. Remove the pot from heat and mix in cream, salt, black pepper and white pepper. Mix well
  4. Add chicken and spinach to the mixture mix. Now add the chicken broth and mix well again. (check for the consistency before adding the entire cup of broth, the mixture shouldn’t be too runny)
  5. Let the mixture boil for another 2 minutes. Turn off heat and taste check
  6. Transfer the mixture in a casserole dish. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and top with bread crumbs.
  7. Pop the dish in the oven for about 8-10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and crumbs are golden brown.
  8. Serve hot!
Serves: 8
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