Friday, March 12, 2010

Chicken & Broccoli Bake plus Product Review

Howdy All! I hope that each of you have been doing wonderful and are getting ready for the Spring weather. We have had a few beautiful days and now rain again. Either way, it has been a lot warmer and I am all about some warm weather.
In my last post I had told you about a family of online stores called CSN that carries everything from kids bedding to cookware and great gifts for everyone, and that they asked me to review one of the products that they carry.  Well I must say that I recieved the item and I am really enjoying it. Here is the product that they sent me.
Isn't so pretty?  A 13" baker dish in the wheat or gold color if you will. It matches my dinner plates that I already have. The piece is by Signature Housewares and is the Sorrento collection.
They carry a beautiful variety of colors such as the burgundy, sage, ruby and chocolate colors. I love mixing them too.
I have already used the baker for marinating my meats, baking a bread pudding and even baking this new dish I came up with, my Chicken and Broccoli bake.  Is it a healthy dish that works with my new healthy eating habits?  You bet it is!!! It packs a good flavor too.  The baker dish made it look so pretty too.  What a great way to serve your meal in style.
Thanks so much CSN for allowing me to review this great product. I can't wait to get more pieces to go with my collection. 
 Now how about that recipe! A very simple one that can easily be prepared for a weeknight meal. 

Chicken & Broccoli Bake

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 c. broccoli florets
1 1/2 c. low fat chicken broth
3 Tbs. Whole wheat flour
1/4 c. I can't believe it's not butter SPRAY
1/4 c. fat free parmesan style grated cheese
3 slices Double Fiber Bread (dried & made into bread crumbs)
1-2 Tbs. Italian seasoning (I use Herby)
Salt & Pepper

Directions:  Boil chicken with about two tablespoons of salt until tender and no longer pink.
Steam broccoli florets sprinkled with salt if desired,until tender.
Combine bread crumbs with the Parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoning.
Spray bottom of casserole dish with cooking spray. Drain broccoli and add to the bottom of dish.
Shred chicken and add to the top of broccoli.
In a sauce pan over medium/low heat, combine the 1/4 cup butter spray and 3 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour. Whisk into what looks a bit like a thin paste. Slowly add the chicken broth whisking continuously until smooth. Season with pepper if desired. One the sauce has thickened a bit and is bubbly, pour over the chicken.
Cover the chicken with the bread crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think.  Until next time, Happy Healthy Eating!