Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"mock" Chicken Marsala and Oven Roasted Broccoli

I'm not really one for making elaborate or fancy meals. In fact, I have nothing against cooking with condensed soup. I came up with this really simple, delicious and healthy dish that also comes together really quickly. And recently somebody posted on the WC board raving about this oven roasted broccoli recipe. I'm always looking for a new interesting way to cook broccoli and it fit the bill. I tried it once last week and am officially in love with it.

"mock" Chicken Marsala
Source: me

olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cut into small chunks

1 can fat free, low-sodium chicken broth
1 can condensed golden mushroom soup
thin/angel hair spaghetti
salt and pepper to taste
1. Set pot of water to boil for cooking pasta.
2. Heat pan and lightly coat bottom of pan with oil (I use my Misto sprayer). Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.
3. Add chicken broth and simmer while pasta is cooking.
4. While pasta is cooking, add condensed mushroom soup to pan, stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until pasta is done.
5. Drain pasta and serve with chicken and sauce.

Oven Roasted Broccoli
1 pound broccoli, rinsed and trimmed (I just used one crown)
2 tablespoons olive oil (I just spray with Misto sprayer until lightly coated)
2 cloves garlic, minced (1 clove per crown)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs (I did not use)
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan or sharp Cheddar
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Cut the stalk into 1/8-inch thick, round slices.
3. Place the broccoli into a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, garlic, kosher salt and pepper and set aside.
4. Spread the panko into a 13 by 9-inch metal cake pan and place into the oven for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
5. Remove the panko from the oven and add to the bowl with the broccoli mixture. Toss to combine.
6. Return the mixture to the cake pan, place in the oven and roast just until the broccoli is tender, 8 to 10 more minutes.
7. Remove from the oven, toss in the cheese and serve immediately.
My notes: Instead of cutting into bite size pieces and the stalk into rounds, I just cut into small spears. It just takes a little longer to roast.


Linds said...

Looks delicious, I love me some chicken marsala but always get too nervous to make it at home. I may just have to try this recipe!

Anonymous said...

This looks so good! You'd never think it was condensed soup. But I love how it's quick and easy but still looks so yummy! That brocolli looks heavenly too!

Lora said...

Well said.