Baked Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

Baked Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

75 g/10 oz broccoli florets
50 g/2 oz/0.5 cup butter or margarine
25 g/1 oz/0.25 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup Chicken Stock
60 ml/4 tbsp double (heavy) cream

30 ml/2 tbsp dry sherry
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cooked chicken breasts, halved lengthways
50 g/2 oz/0.5 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Method :

Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain and arrange on the base of a casserole dish (Dutch oven). Melt the butter or margarine in a frying pan (skillet), stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat and stir in the stock, bring to the boil, then stir in the cream and sherry and season to taste. Spoon half the sauce over the broccoli, then lay the chicken on top and pour over the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 20 minutes until golden brown.

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