Chicken Curry Broccoli

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.

chicken curry broccoli recipe

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.

Chicken Curry Broccoli with RIce

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.

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Chicken Curry Broccoli
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Serves: 6
 
My kids cheer when I tell them I'm making this for dinner!
Ingredients
  • 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
  • rice
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Mix the sour cream, soup, and mayo with the curry powder, then stir all of it with the chicken and broccoli together.
  3. Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese.
  4. Cook in a 9x13 dish 45 minutes, til you see the mixture bubble a little.
  5. Serve over rice, season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

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Now to these fun projects from my friends!  Hop on over to the projects based around the Gratitude theme:

14 GRATITUDE printables, recipes and ideas

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:

Gratitude Blog Hop with several bloggers www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Kari from U Create // Jodie from Eighteen25 // Cindy from Skip to My Lou // Amy from Positively Splendid
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:

For the kids: 
What are your favorite holiday traditions as a family?
Every year our family goes to a cabin for 2 days around Christmas time. It’s really fun because we will go exploring in the woods and play games and eat lots of junk food!
What is your favorite recipe or project that your mom has made?
I love when my mom makes treat, because we get to eat them! The chicken curry broccoli is pretty much our favorite–it’s true.
Do you have any family favorite- games, movies, activities, hobbies?
We like to play Ruckus, it’s with a bunch of cards and we all go crazy to grab them–and laugh a lot!
Are you tired of taking pictures for Mom’s blog? 
Sometimes it’s fun and sometimes it’s annoying!
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For the husband: 
How did you two meet?  And what do you love most about your wife?
We met in college at BYU when we lived in the same apartment complex.  (Here is our love story) I love her enthusiasm for life and spontaneity.
How much time do you think your wife spends on her blog per week? What is your favorite project/recipe she’s made?
Hard to know for sure, I’m asleep during her late night working hours, but I would guess somewhere between 20-25 hours/week.  I love her chicken curry broccholi recipe
What’s her favorite thing about blogging?
getting to meet interesting people from all over the world and having a positive impact in their lives, people she would have never met otherwise
And least favorite thing about blogging?
administrative things such as keeping track of accounting, fixing computer glitches, and when her computer is slow.
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  1. Mmm… that looks great! So warm and comforting. Thanks for sharing :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com
    Danielle recently posted..Raise Awareness: World Prematurity DayMy Profile

  2. I’m all about soups in my casseroles. I know some people are against it but all my favorites include it. Can’t wait to try this one. xoxo
    Mique recently posted..Printable Gratitude Quotes + Blog HopMy Profile

  3. This reminds me of my husband’s favorite meal, ham roll ups (which also uses cream of chicken soup…oh no!). I altered it into a casserole now. I’ll have to try your recipe! How do you make the printable version on your post? I started a recipe group, and I post the recipes to the blog, and it would be nice to have a printable version like that.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Oh, that sound delicious, too! The printable part, It’s a recipe plugin, google “blog recipe plugin” there are a few, can’t remember the name…

  4. This recipe looks so good. I love finding new options for dinner. Love the family picture!!
    Amy Huntley recently posted..Candy Cane Pancakes | Family Blog HopMy Profile

  5. I will HAVE to make this. My husband LOVES curry and this sounds completely up his alley! Thanks so much for sharing it! I’ll report back after I’ve made it.

  6. Kristen – How sweet he loves your chicken curry broccoli! Your hubby sounds nice! It has been so nice to participate in the bloghop with you! Becky B.
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  7. Love your “kinda crappy” comment lol!! This looks good, if your kids love it that much I’m making it asap!
    xo
    Lolly Jane recently posted..Whole wheat chocolate chip cookiesMy Profile

  8. Oh, yum, my mom used to make something similar to this, but served it over egg noodles. I don’t mind using cream of soup on occasion, it’s definitely handy to have on the shelf for those busy days!

  9. The recipe looks SO yummy…. will have to try cuz Lorin loves Curry!! Thanks for sharing, friend!! XO

  10. I love curry and broccoli, so this sounds absolutely delicious! Yum!

  11. It kind of makes me sad that you would hesitate to share something so yummy looking! I love casseroles AND cream of chicken soup! I’ll definitely be making this for dinner this week! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Yum – looks delicious!! Love your family photo. It is so evidence that you love each other and have love being together!

  13. YUM! Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;)
    Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate recently posted..Trip Report Tuesday! WDW Day 3My Profile

  14. Really going to have to try this one! I LOVE curry!
    Jennifer Polson recently posted..Round Rock Child Photographer- Jack 1 year old sessionMy Profile

  15. That looks SOOOOOO GOOD!!! And I, too am a lover of cream of mushroom/cream of chicken soup. But I did get bit by the health bug so I use Pacific brand organic cream of whatever. They make both types. They’re actually right next to the Campbell’s cream of (_____) lineup, but are in small rectangular cartons. So we can totally have our casserole and eat it too!

  16. A lot of people don’t like cream of ____ soup because it has a bunch of weird chemicals in it. I buy natural versions or else DIY. I am making this tonight though so we shall see how it is.

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