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Chicken and Broccoli Microwave Magic

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“A broccoli chicken recipe without the soup. To make it a one dish meal, simply line bottom of the casserole with either 2 cups of cooked pasta or cooked rice. To make it lighter, use Becel instead of butter and Low fat sour cream. You will see how easy it is to make a sauce in your microwave; don't forget to stir every minute or so.”

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  1. Melt butter in microwave dish. Add shallot and microwave until tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Mix in flour and slowly stir in chicken broth.
  3. Microwave 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the milk and microwave 4 minutes until sauce begins to thicken stopping after 2 minutes to stir.
  5. Add curry, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Microwave 1 more minute. Stir in sour cream.
  7. Place cooked chicken on bottom of casserole. Add broccoli over the chicken. Pour sauce evenly over the broccoli. Combine cheeses, and sprinkle half over the casserole.
  8. Loosely cover casserole an microwave for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove from microwave and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  10. Allow to set for 5 minutes, until cheese melts.
  11. Tip: If you want a golden topping set under broiler for a few minutes.
  12. If you add rice or pasta to this dish you should microwave an extra 4 minutes.

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