I get it. Kids don’t like to eat their vegetables. Mine act like I’m asking them to eat dirt anytime dinner is served with a veg. I find, however, that if the vegetables are covered in something yummy, say a cream sauce, then they are more likely to give it a try. Its why this recipe for Creamy Chicken and Broccoli is so great. The creamy sauce not only makes the chicken taste divine but it also gives the broccoli enough flavor your kids may actually eat it!
Another great thing about this recipe is the fact that you get all the creaminess that makes chicken taste so good but its fast and easy without having to use garbage ingredients that you find in most ‘cream of’ soups. In fact, I’m willing to bet you won’t miss it at all because of how awesome this tastes. You replace the canned soup with wholesome stuff like cream, butter, chicken broth and spices. And don’t worry about messing up the sauce. Its practically foolproof. You throw it in, you let it simmer for a few minutes and wha-la! Dinner is served.
Your mouth not watering yet? How about some pizza instead? My No Carb Dish Pizza is sure to please even the pickiest eaters!
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1 c chicken stock
- 1/2 c heavy cream
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- S&P to taste
- In large skillet, melt butter then saute chicken, garlic and onion until chicken is cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Add broth, cream, xanthan gum, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a slow boil and simmer until just starting to thicken.
- Return chicken to skillet and add package of frozen broccoli. Stir until everything is well coated and then simmer until broccoli is warmed.