Ever have a hard time getting your family to eat broccoli well try our Chicken with Smashed Broccotatoes and that will not be a problem! Just smash it with potatoes and cheese. This just sounded too good not to make this week. And I love the flecks of green going through the potatoes. I still had some potatoes I got on sale last week, and Publix has broccoli on sale this week. This is quick and easy, and perfect for a week-night meal. I served it with chicken since that's also on sale this week at Publix, but it really goes with anything.
Chicken with Smashed Broccotatoes Recipe:
Chicken with Smashed Broccotatoes Ingredients:
4 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 head of broccoli, cut into one-inches pieces and florets
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup of milk (broth if you want to go lighter)
1 cup shredded cheese (anything white in color)
How To Make Chicken with Smashed Broccotatoes:
In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water. Bring to a boil, salt the water and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for 8 additional minutes. Drain and return the vegetables to the saucepan.
While the vegetables are cooking, season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes on each side.
Add the milk and cheese to the broccoli and potatoes and mash together. Season with salt and pepper.
Your kids are sure to love this one!
(adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine)
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