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Chicken au Gratin Casserole Recipe

Chicken au Gratin Casserole
Posted By: Elaine Fri 16 Apr 2004 4:30 am

2 tbsp softened butter
1 1/2 lb boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp dried tarragon
2 whole cloves (optional)
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups tortiglioni (or any other short pasta)
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 lb Canadian Havarti* cheese, shredded
3/4 cup breadcrumbs


Melt half the butter in a large casserole over medium heat, add chicken and brown on both sides. Pour in wine and chicken broth, add tarragon, cloves, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and let simmer over low heat for about 20 to 25 minutes, until chicken is tender.
Cook the tortiglioni according to instructions on package, adding broccoli florets to the cooking water together with pasta. Drain and set aside.
Remove the chicken from the casserole and cut into dice. Keep warm.
Mix together the second half of butter and the flour. Stir mixture into remaining juices in casserole. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, gently stir in tortiglioni, broccoli and chicken dices.
Pour in ovenproof dish, top with shredded Canadian Havarti cheese and breadcrumbs.
Cook in the oven at 350 F (180 C) for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.

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