Chicken and Broccoli Bake with a little bit of spice

By The Nosh Team -Posted on 15th Feb 2014  
chicken and broccoli bake recipe

Recipe info

Cost: --

Serves: 4

Ease: ***

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small trees
  • 50g butter, measure using packet
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 mugs milk
  • 2 tablespoons soured cream
  • 1 tablespoon Korma curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 mug grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 thick slices white bread, made into breadcrumbs
  • 50g butter
  • salt and pepper

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan oven/200ºC/gas 6.
  2. Place the onion and carrots in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and bring back to the boil, simmering for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli 5 minutes before the end of this cooking time.
  4. Drain the water from the pan and return everything to the pan. Remove the chicken and cut into bite-size pieces. Return to the pan and place a lid on the top.
  5. To make the sauce, heat the 50g of butter in a large pan and then add the flour, mix together and cook for 30 seconds. Take off the heat and add the milk, cream, curry paste and cheese.  Bring back to the boil, stirring frequently, to make a good creamy sauce.  Add the parsley.
  6. Put the chicken, onions, broccoli and carrots into the sauce and mix well.  Season to taste. Pour into a greased casserole dish.
  7. Melt the other 50g of butter and mix the breadcrumbs into it.  Pour these over the top of the casserole and spread evenly. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, the breadcrumbs should be nicely browned.

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  • The Nosh Team - Hi Mariead, Sometimes the best way to avoid using certain ingredients is just to choose to cook things that don't need the item in the first place, but I get that sounds like a challenge for you. what is it you are trying to cook that you need a substitute for eggs?
    09 Jun 2014
  • Mairead - Hi Joy, we're enjoying dining from Nosh for Students. If you are considering further challenges how about Nosh for Allergic to Dairy and Egg Students? I would love a recipe book for my daughter (also allergic to nut and beans). Any ideas for a substitute for eggs? Would honey work? Regards Mairead
    13 May 2014

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