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Pasta bake recipe

RECIPE OVERVIEW

Siobhan Berry of www.mummycooks.ie shares her recipe for Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Bake.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 1 head Broccoli
    separated into florets
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 - Chicken Breast
    diced
  • 1.5 cups Macaroni
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • 0.5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 2.5 cups SuperValu Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 slice Wholemeal Bread
    made into breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Heat a large pan with the olive oil and add the chicken pieces, fry off until golden and cooked through.
  2. Boil a large pot of water; add the macaroni and broccoli simmer for 6-8 minutes, until the macaroni is cooked to your liking. 
  3. Strain off and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the cheese sauce. 
  4. In a small sauce pan melt the butter, stir in the flour until it forms a paste.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring you are not left with any lumps of flour. 
  6. Bring the mixture to the boil, remove from the heat and stir in 2 cups of the cheese.
  7. Stir the sauce into the macaroni and broccoli mix.
  8. Preheat your grill. 
  9. Place the mix into a large oven proof dish, scatter the bread crumbs and remaining cheese over the top.
  10. Place under the grill for 3-4 minutes until golden and crispy.

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