It’s the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings. We gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them. I’m sharing my Chicken Curry Broccoli recipe because it’s the favorite dish of the people I’m the most grateful for–my family! After you check out the recipe, visit my friends (and see their cute family pictures) below to see what they created with the “Gratitude” theme. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop.
This is one of our families favorite dinner recipes. I got it from a college dorm cookbook, and now have it memorized. My kids literally cheer when I tell them I’m making Chicken Curry Broccoli for dinner.
I’ve hesitated to share it on the blog for a while for 2 reasons:
1) It’s technically a “casserole” with Cream of Chicken soup inside, and I know a lot of people turn their noses up at casseroles for the unhealthy association
2) It’s horribly difficult to photograph looking good (hence the kinda ugly pic)
All that aside, I’m sharing it today because it’s a FAVE of my kids, and I’m SO grateful for them in my life.
I’ll mention a few different alternatives to using cream of chicken soup, even though that’s what I use when I make it about once a month. Here is a quick little step by step process in pictures. Lots of chicken, broccoli, and the sauce is made out of curry, sour cream, and soup.
So really, do people not use Cream of Chicken soup anymore? I know it’s processed and all, but it’s an easy keep-on-the-shelf option, and I generally have all of the ingredients for this meal on hand. If not fresh broccoli, then I’ll at least have frozen broccoli. I have also seen (and tried) the cream of chicken soup alternative, and this ingredient can be lessened to a half a can with a substitute of plain yogurt as well. Go ahead and play with the cream part.
- 4 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
- 1 head of broccoli, cooked and chopped
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 8 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- ½ cup mayo/miracle chip
- 2 T curry powder
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chop the cooked chicken and broccoli until shredded. My kids love this because the broccoli is barely noticed. I used a Pampered Chef food chopper, but I'm sure there are other great devices to make it small.
- Mix the sour cream, soup, and mayo with the curry powder, then stir all of it with the chicken and broccoli together.
- Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese.
- Cook in a 9x13 dish 45 minutes, til you see the mixture bubble a little.
- Serve over rice, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now to these fun projects from my friends! Hop on over to the projects based around the Gratitude theme:
- Apple Praline Bread by Amy from Positively Splendid
- Family Memory Banner by Melissa from Polka Dot Chair
- Printable Gratitude Quotes by Mique from Thirty Handmade Days
- Give Thanks Printable by Eighteen25
- Thankful Printable & Snickerdoodles by Kristyn from Lil Luna
- Thankful Tablecloth by Steph from Somewhat Simple
- Candy Cane Pancakes by Amy from the Idea Room
- I Am Thankful For.. Printable by Becky from Organizing Made Fun
- The Best Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kelli from Lolly Jane
- Love printables by Desiree from the 36th Avenue
- Happy Day Family Tradition by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom
- Thanksgiving Activity Book by Kari from U Create
- Chicken Curry Broccoli by Kristen from Capturing Joy
- Printable Thank You Notes by Cindy from Skip to My Lou
A big, huge thank you to our families for their support and love. They are our guinea pigs, models, help us when we have last minute deadlines, don’t blink when we wear yoga pants for two days in a row and stick through the good, the bad and the ugly. We are so grateful for you.
Look at all these pretty faces! So much love in this collage:
Kelli from Lolly Jane // Mique from Thirty Handmade Days // Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom // Steph from Somewhat Simple
Melissa from Polka Dot Chair // Kristen from Capturing Joy // Becky from Organizing Made Fun // Amy from the Idea Room
Kristyn from Lil Luna // Desiree from the 36th Avenue
We thought you might have fun getting to know a little bit more about our families too. So we asked them some questions. Here’s what they had to say: