Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Comfort Food

Creating a meal for a friend is a great way to care for that person.

Baked Penne with Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese - serves 4
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
8 oz penne pasta
2 cups lightly steamed broccoli florets
3 cups cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1. Make sauce: melt butter, whisk in flour, add broth and milk. Slowly bring to boil. When thickened, add 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and 2 T parm. Set aside.
2. Cook penne pasta al dente. Tear chicken into large pieces. Add sauce to pasta. Add chicken and broccoli to pasta.
3. Spread mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes serving.

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