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My hubby begs me to make this recipe at least once per week

  


Ingredients:


Cooked chicken, cubed: 2 cups

Broccoli florets: 2 cups

Butter: 2 tablespoons

All-purpose flour: 2 tablespoons

Chicken broth: 1 cup

Milk: 1 cup

Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

Pepper: 1/4 teaspoon

Shredded cheddar cheese: 1/2 cup

Bread crumbs: 1/2 cup

Step-by-Step Guide to Culinary Comfort:


Preheat Your Oven:

Set the oven to 350°F to preheat while you prepare the ingredients.


Arrange Chicken and Broccoli:

Distribute the chicken and broccoli evenly within a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.


Create the Cheese Sauce:

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over a medium flame. Integrate the flour, continuously stirring for 1 minute to form a smooth roux. Gradually introduce the chicken broth and milk, perpetually stirring, and allow the mixture to thicken and reach a gentle boil.


Season and Assemble:

After removing the saucepan from the heat, infuse the mix with salt, pepper, and cheese, ensuring a thorough blend. Drizzle the sumptuous sauce over the chicken and broccoli, making certain it's evenly covered.


Add a Crispy Finishing Touch:

Sprinkle bread crumbs atop the sauced ensemble, providing a crunchy contrast to the creamy dish beneath.


Bake to Perfection:

Allow to bake for 25 minutes, or until it achieves a bubbly demeanor and a golden-brown crown.


Serve and Relish:

Dish out warm portions and revel in the comforting embrace of this classic culinary delight.


With its delightful mélange of flavors and textures, Broccoli Chicken Divan is not only a nostalgic journey to cherished memories but also a timeless dish that continues to warm hearts and tummies alike. Enjoy crafting this simple, savory dish and bon appétit!

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