Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Cauliflower Bake

The traditional cauliflower cheese taken to the next level. It goes from being a side vegetable dish to being a separate tasty dish.
  • 1:00 TIME
  • 10 portions

INGREDIENTS

250g broccoli florets

 

250g cauliflower florets

15g MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon

800ml Water (for the liquid concentrate)

650g chicken breast, diced

100g MAGGI® Béchamel Sauce Mix

250ml water (for the béchamel powder)

100g grated extra mature cheddar

15g MAGGI® Lemon & Herb Crunchy Bake 

1500g baby new potatoes

METHOD

Prep: 30 minutes. Cook: 30 minutes.

  1. Blanch the broccoli and cauliflower florets in boiling water until just cooked. Drain, refresh with cold water, and set aside.
  2. Heat 800ml of water and the chicken bouillon in a large saucepan.
  3. Add the diced chicken and simmer on a fairly high heat until core temperature reaches at least 75˚C.
  4. Remove chicken pieces with a slotted spoon and reserve the chicken stock.
  5. Whisk the béchamel powder into the 250ml cold water until smooth.
  6. Gradually whisk into the hot chicken stock and return to the boil, continuing to whisk for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 100g of the grated cheese and stir until melted and smooth.
  8. Arrange the chicken in a casserole dish followed by the cauliflower and broccoli and cover with the cheese sauce.
  9. Top with the remaining cheese followed by the crunchy bake and then bake in a pre-heated oven 190°C/ 375°F/ Gas mark 5 for 25-30 minutes until core temperature is 75°C or above.
  10. While the bake is in the oven, simmer baby new potatoes for 20 minutes or until cooked.

CHEF'S TIP

Be careful not to overcook the broccoli or cauliflower, they just need blanching in boiling water for two to three minutes. 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Typical Values

Per 100g

Per Serve 

Reference Intake

% RI*

Energy

335 kJ

79 kcal

1306 kJ

310 kcal

8400 kJ

2000 kcal

15%

Fat

1.8g

7.0g

70g

10%

of which: saturates

0.9g

3.6g

20g

18%

Carbohydrate

9.3g

36.4g

260g

14%

of which: sugars

1.1g

4.4g

90g

5%

Fibre

1.0g

3.8g

-

-

Protein

6.0g

23.4g

50g

47%

Salt

0.23g

0.90g

6g

15%

 

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal).

Based on the stated recipe. Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.