Chicken, Broccoli and a 3 cheese blend!

 Chicken, Broccoli and a 3 cheese blend!

This Loaded Baked Potato Chicken and Broccoli Casserole starts with fluffy mashed potatoes that are mixed with tender bites of broccoli and chicken, then generously sprinkled with bacon and cheese. The result is an absolutely irresistible dinner.

Yes! I just called a “casserole” irresistible and I stand by that. If you love mashed potatoes, chicken, and broccoli, not to mention bacon and cheese, you need to try this recipe! (although, technically, my boys don’t love broccoli and they LOVED this casserole, so….)

I’m excited to be sharing my friend Trish‘s new cookbook with you today! She has literally written the book on ways to cook with rotisserie chicken. Her book 100 Creative Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken really should be sold next to the rotisserie chicken display in every grocery store. I love how many great ideas she’s packed into this beautiful book.

This recipe will work well with rotisserie chicken, with leftover roasted chicken, or with any pre-cooked chicken. Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or a Mexican blend shredded cheese will all work with this recipe. I used a Mexican blend shredded cheese because I had it on hand and it worked great.

This casserole can be made in almost any 1 1/2 – 2-quart oven-safe dish. A larger (9×13 style) dish will work as well, just watch the time and be careful not to overcook.

I typically serve this with ready-to-eat vegetables and ranch dip. However, if you’re feeling fancier than that, the Chicken Potato and Broccoli Casserole would be awesome with pretty much any salad

Chicken Potato Broccoli Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch square baking dish with butter or cooking spray. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and then transfer them back to the hot pot.

  2. While the potatoes are boiling, steam or roast the broccoli until hot and barely softened. It should still be a little bit crisp. Drain any liquid from the broccoli. Cook the bacon, chop or crumble and set aside.

  3. Place the pot with the potatoes back over the warm (but turned off) burner, if you have a gas stove turn the heat to the lowest possible setting. (This will help evaporate any water left in the pan and keep the mashed potatoes nice and fluffy.) Smash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the butter, sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Stir to combine.

  4. Add the cooked broccoli, the chicken, the bacon, and 1 cup of cheese to the pot. Stir to mix throughout and then transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through. Enjoy!

.Ingredients :

2 to 3lbs of Skinless Chicken Breast
2 bags of Raw Extra Large
Shrimp(peeled and deveined)Found at  Walmart
5 lb bag of red skin potatoes
2 bags of Broccoli Florets(Steamable Bags)
8 oz bags Cheddar Cheese  Monterey Jack Cheese
3 sticks of butter
Old Bay seasoning
Parsley Flakes
Minced Garlic

Directions :
Cook your chicken breast in a little oil until golden brown. Season with seasoned salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Cut into cubes after it’s done cooking.
Let sit for a few minutes before I cut it up. Cut your potatoes into cubes and boil in water until they are still firm but soft enough for a fork to go through.
After your shrimp is unthawed. Rinse well and season with old bay and parsley. Melt a stick of butter in a skillet and about a tablespoon of minced garlic to pan then add shrimp. Cook until shrimp are done.
Usually takes a couple of minutes per side. Sprinkle a little of parsley flakes while the shrimp is cooking. You may have to add more butter to the pan, but that will be your choice.
I like mine nice and buttery. More minced garlic can be added to the shrimp while cooking too if you like…While the Shrimp is cooking I spread the potatoes in a roasting pan along with a couple sticks of butter cut up. Sprinkle potatoes with some of the okd bay seasoning too.
Once everything is cooked, I mix the chicken, shrimp, potatoes, broccoli all together in the pan. Top with the cheeses. Sprinkle with parsley and bake in a preheated oven on 350 for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted.

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