Hi! Beauties! It is recipe Friday! A good friend and subscriber, Lee Ann Clary Corbitt, that I have known since Kindergarten asked for me to post this recipe. This is my rendition of a healthy version of a Chicken Rice Broccoli Casserole. I believe I made it healthier by using the 98% Fat Free Broccoli Cheese Soup,1% Milk and I also use skinless boneless chicken breast. I used instant white rice this time because I was out of the brown rice. As you can see above my husband really likes this recipe and so do I. The crushed French Fried Onions adds some crunch and additional flavor. Forgive me but I am still learning and ran out of time so I didn’t get to add the nutritional values to this recipe. Hopefully next Friday’s recipe will have the nutritional values included on it. Thank you for understanding!
Chicken Rice Broccoli Casserole (Healthy Version)
Author: Beth Graves
Recipe type: Main
- 2 cooked and shredded chicken breast (can substitute 2 cups of shredded Rotisserie chicken)
- 1½ cups rice
- 2 cups of frozen broccoli
- 1 10¾ oz. can 98% Fat Free Broccoli Cheese soup
- 1 10¾ oz. can of 1% low fat milk (use empty soup can)
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 cup crushed French Fried Onions(any brand)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray
- Cook Rice as directed on package
- Cook Broccoli as directed on package
- In large bowl add and mix all ingredients except crushed french fried onions
- Pour into sprayed 9 x 13 pan
- Sprinkle top with the cup of crushed french fried onions
- Cook in 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown on top.
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Hello! Beauties! Today I want to share a very special recipe of mine with you. This recipe was passed down to me by my mom (pictured above). I have altered what was her original recipe to be a little more healthier but still very tasty. The recipe is my mom’s famous breakfast chocolate gravy that she made for us every Sunday morning. For this Sunday breakfast she would also make homemade biscuits, eggs (to order), bacon and sausage. Even my married siblings would come home these mornings to join us for this big breakfast. Sometimes even some extended family members along with friends would come join us. It was nothing for there to be at least 10 or more people there for Sunday breakfast. This recipe is even more special to me now because sadly my mom died January 6, 2012. I still miss her so much each and every day. I now cherish all the memories of the good times we shared together with each other, family and friends.
- 1/2 cup Splenda
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder
- 3 Heaping Tablespoons of all purpose flour
- dash of salt
- 1 cup water
- 1/2-1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon stick real butter (optional)
Mix all dry ingredients in small sauce pan. Stir in the water and place on medium heat (5) and stir with a whisk or spoon constantly for the most part, most especially at the end. You want to cook it until it thickens to an smooth gravy texture, not real thick. Usually takes using my electric stove about 8-10 minutes. Then remove from heat and add vanilla and butter and stir together.
My husband and myself now just halve our (Grands)biscuit and pour some chocolate gravy on top and eat it along with some either turkey bacon or turkey little smokie sausages.
The only things I changed in my mom’s recipe is I use 1/2 cup splenda instead of 1 cup of regular sugar and I add only 1 Tablespoon of real stick butter to whole pan. I have heard some people uses milk instead of water but my mom never used milk. My mom always allowed each person to add their own amount of butter to their own serving of the hot gravy. Also most of the time her biscuits were homemade from scratch, sad to say, I did not inherit that talent from my mom…..trust me, I have tried and they were not pretty!……LOL! Those big Sunday breakfast meals and time together with her, family and friends still gives me so many great memories.
I hope you enjoy this unique southern breakfast recipe. I know we do, of course in moderation. It is always a treat when we do. Please subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already so you will be notified when I release new articles. I plan on sharing at least one recipe a week along with other beauty/health/fashion related articles. If there is a recipe you would like for me to share with you, a beauty/health/fashion product you would like to read a review about or for any questions please leave them in comments. I enjoy, read and respond to each one. Also, connect with me with any of my social media icons. I am just a click a way!