Creamy Chicken and Broccoli

How to make creamy chicken and broccoli

You can serve up this chicken and broccoli dish in many ways such as with rice, pasta, potatoes, in a potato topped pie or a pie made with pastry.

Feel free to alter it around to your own taste.  Add spices, increase or omit the mushrooms etc

This will feed 2 people with an accompaniment - or up to 4 if you add extra sides of vegetables

Ingredients



All ingredients are approximate - do alter things around to suit your own taste/budget.  You might want to add more mushrooms, omit the onion, add extra chicken or make it spicier for instance

This is what I used:

1 onion

2 tsp olive oil for frying

200g broccoli heads

2 mushrooms - about 75g

the meat from 2 chicken drumsticks and 2 thighs (about 250g of meat)

1 tsp dried herbs

pepper

1 vegetable stock cube (or chicken.  I only have veg etable cubes in the house because they can be used in any dish)

1/2 pint water

1/2 pint milk - i used oat milk

3 tablespoons cornflour mixed with a little of the oat milk for thickening


Method

First chop your onion - pop that root end into compost on your windowsill and in a few weeks you'l have some greenery for your salad or sandwich

Smear a teaspoon or so of olive oil with a tablespoon or so of water in the bottom of a (cold - don't go burning your fingers!) frying pan and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally while you're preparing the broccoli florets

Put the broccoli in the pan and carry on stirring as before while you chop the mushrooms.

and again keep stirring the onion broccoli and mushrooms while you dice your chicken if it's not already done

Then add the diced chicken

 Stir fry until the chicken is well browned

Take the pan off the heat and add half a pint (1/4 litre) of water plus whatever seasoning you've chosen to use

Measure 1/2 pint of milk (1/4 litre)  and prepare your cornflour (corn starch)now by mixing it in a wee cup with a little of the milk.  You will probably need about 3 tablespoons of the flour

With the pan still off the heat, mix in the remainder of the milk, then put it back on the heat

As it's heating up again, give the cornflour again as it has probably gone a little "stiff".  Then slowly pour it in while continually stirring. 

Keep stirring until it has thickened.

If you don't keep stirring it might go lumpy.

Just as an aside - never add cornflour to warm or hot water because it definitely will go lumpy.  Always add to cold liquid first then slowly add the cold mix to the hot while stirring

there are so many ways you can serve this dish.... with pasta, rice, couscous, potatoes or in a pie.

Chicken soup

If you've got some bones and odd bits of veg left over, you can  make some delicious chicken and vegetable soup the next day

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