Broccoli chicken for a broccoli head ;-p

18 Apr

Today I had to manage my patience wisely. Sometimes you get people that just really get on your nerves!! That is why my head felt like an overcooked broccoli by the time I got home!! After watching Karate Kid with the hubby, the only thing that goes through my head – “Focus Daniel San!” “It ok to lose to enemy, it not ok to lose to FEAR!” So I am not losing! ;-p This is what inspired me ;-p …. and the hint hint, wink wink from the hubby!! This is one of his favourite dishes that my mother in law makes for him, which doesn’t happen often as we are in a different country?! Sad to say, but I don’t think that my chicken broccoli comes close to hers..Mum’s food is always the best!! One thing I can say – when she serves him his chicken broccoli, he is very quiet and you won’t hear one eeny, teeny bit of complaint out of his mouth, besides the compliment of how much he loves it!

So here is my take on broccoli chicken… be warned, this is NOT a low fat dish!

3 chicken Fillets

1/2 cup mayonaise

1 cup of cream / soya cream

3 tablespoons of crushed garlic

1 leek, roughly chopped

6-7 mushrooms, roughly chopped

Olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

salt & pepper to taste

3 cups of broccoli

1 cup of cheese, grated

2 heaped teaspoons of horseradish sauce

8 bacon kips

Steam your broccoli in a saucepan. Not too much, the broccoli should be soft, but still firm. Now, add your olive oil, garlic and leeks to a heated frying pan and fry until the leeks are soft. Now add your mushrooms and brown slighty. Season with salt & pepper

Now add your horseradish sauce and mix through. Add your chicken and pour in your lemon juice. Mix through. Cook for about 5 – 8 minutes. Mix your cream and mayonaise together and add to your leek mixture. You will now be poaching your chicken in the cream mixture.

In the meantime switch on your oven at 180 degrees celcius. Now, as your chicken is simmering, add your broccoli and mix through.

Put in a casserole dish, sprinkle over your cheese, grind some black pepper over it and now break your bacon kips in fine bits over the dish. Put in the oven and allow the cheese to melt and your bacon kips to brown.

Njummy, njummy njjummy!!!!! I served it with basmati rice and, naturally, salad. Serve up any delicious food for the hubby without a salad and he always feels like there is something missing! So, of course he gets his salad! Hope you enoy it! Lots of love xx


4 Responses to “Broccoli chicken for a broccoli head ;-p”

  1. conradsword April 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    only this blog can make brocoli so delicious


  2. Tanya July 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Nadia, you are a food goddess!
    I am so proud to call you my friend! You are such a talented photographer! Honestly, you are amazing to put so much work into this! Well flippen done girl!


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