Broccoli chicken casserole

Health and comfort in one irresistibly good family supper.
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Recipe from: 10 March 2016
Preparation time: 35 min
Cooking time: 30 min


  • 2
    lemon-enhanced extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1
    medium head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • pinch
    of chilli flakes
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 3
    cheese sauce (see Cauliflower mac and cheese recipe)
  • 2
    roasted chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2
    mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4
  • 1
    day-old bread crumbs
  • 1/3
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2
    lemon-enhanced extra virgin olive oil
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Heat the olive oil in a wide based pan. Add the cauliflower and broccoli florets and stir-fry for several minutes. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes, if using. Add a splash of water (about 3 tablespoons) and allow to steam for about 5 minutes until the water is completely evaporated.

Squeeze over the lemon juice and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower, cheese sauce, chicken, grated cheddar cheese and milk. Check the seasoning. This casserole likes freshly ground pepper, so I add a little extra. Transfer the entire mixture to a lightly greased, ovenproof dish.

For the topping, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and lemon-enhanced olive oil. Rub together to coat the crumbs. Scatter liberally over the chicken mixture and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Bibby's Kitchen@36. To see more recipes, please click here.

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