This recipe is a classic. I remember eating this as a kid – more importantly, I remember trying to pick out the broccoli bits when my mother wasn’t looking. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. Now that I’m an adult, I love broccoli (especially when it’s smothered in ooey, gooey cheese). The recipe below is creamy and comforting, and it might even trick your kids into eating this healthy vegetable.
Most chicken broccoli and cheese casseroles bake everything in the oven, but that often overcooks the broccoli. Instead of a bright, vibrant green, you'll end up with an unappealing shade of brown instead. Using the stovetop still makes this a one-pot meal – with all the easy cleanup benefits – but it allows the broccoli to retain its color. If you want a softer broccoli, simply blanch it in boiling water for 1 minute before cooking.