Family Meal: Roast Chicken with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

and apple stuffing

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

If you have a couple picky eaters in your brood, this is just the meal to make them excited about dinnertime. Roasted chicken gets a major assist from homemade Fuji apple stuffing, the most comforting of fare. But the real star of this show is the broccoli and cheddar sauce. Have some dessert ready, because everyone at your table will be joining the Clean Plate Club.

In Your Box

  • 1 Fuji Apple
  • 1 Celery Stalk
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    5 oz. Seasoned Croutons
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace
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    0.9 oz. Butter
  • 14 oz. Broccoli
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    4 fl. oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
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    3½ oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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  • Carbohydrates
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  • Protein
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe Pan
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Core apple and cut into ¼" dice. Trim ends off celery and cut into ¼" dice. Lightly crush croutons, breaking them into ½" chunks. Do not crush into very small pieces, as stuffing will be too dense. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Combine 1 ⅓ cups water and chicken demi-glace in a small mixing bowl.

  • Step 2 - Sear the Chicken

    Sear the Chicken

    Place a large oven-safe pan over high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and chicken to hot pan and cook until well browned on one side, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Chicken will finish cooking in a later step. Return pan to high heat (no need to clean pan).

  • Step 3 - Begin the Vegetables

    Begin the Vegetables

    Add butter, apples, celery, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper to hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3-5 minutes. Add chicken demi-glace mixture to pan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over high heat and add croutons to pan. Remove from burner. Stir until all croutons are moistened, 1-2 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Chicken

    Finish the Chicken

    Return chicken, seared side up, and any accumulated juices to pan over stuffing. Place in oven and bake until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 10-12 minutes. Set aside. While chicken roasts, cook broccoli.

  • Step 5 - Cook the Broccoli and Cheese Sauce

    Cook the Broccoli and Cheese Sauce

    Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, broccoli, ⅓ cup water, and ¼ tsp. salt to hot pan. Cover and cook until broccoli is tender, 5-7 minutes. Uncover and cook until water evaporates, 1-2 minutes. Transfer broccoli to a plate and return pan to medium heat (no need to wipe clean). Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add shredded cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is smooth, 1-2 minutes. Set aside. If needed, add 1 Tbsp. water to loosen sauce over medium heat.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Arrange chicken, stuffing, and broccoli on a plate and pour cheese sauce over broccoli and in front of chicken.