|Name:||Chicken Broccoli Lo-Carbed||Contributor:||Martin Golding|
|Description:||Cindy Lund's Chicken Broccoli Lo-Carbed||Posted:||2005-11-22|
|Key words:||low carb, chicken, broccoli||Category:||Main Dishes|
|Ingredients:||Cindy Lund's Chicken Broccoli, lowcarbed and desouped:
24 oz fresh broccoli florets
1 can (or 2 c) chicken broth
1 tsp curry powder (we used Penzey's balti. I'd've used 1/2 tsp vindaloo)
2 c cubed leftover chicken (I cut 1/2" cubes, bite sized might be better), see note
1 pint cream
5 egg yolks
1 lemon, juiced and zest chopped
1 c mayonnaise
1 c shredded cheddar
toasted slivered almonds (we used chopped cashews 'cuz it's what we had)
good olive oil
|Preparation:||Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly oil a 9x13" baking pan.
Separate eggs discarding whites.
Combine chicken broth, curry powder and cream. Boil over medium heat to reduce by about 1/4 (reduce to 3 cups).
Saute broccoli over high heat until slightly tender.
Salt lightly and sprinkle with half of the lemon juice, toss briefly and remove from heat.
Spread broccoli in the bottom of the oiled baking pan.
Whip some of the hot broth mixture into the egg yolks to temper them.
Combine yolks with the rest of the broth and whisk until thickened slightly.
Remove from heat.
Combine broth mixture, chicken, mayonnaise, remaining lemon juice and zest.
Pour mixture over broccoli.
Top with cheese, sprinkle with nuts. Bake about 20 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted.
|Notes:||To make 1 c leftover chicken:
1 lb boned chicken parts (about 8 thighs)
Combine broth and curry powder, bring to boil, add chicken, reduce to simmer until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken, add cream to broth, and proceed with recipe.
Cube chicken when cool.
I have not decided whether parmesan would make a better topping. The source recipe is hotdish, for which parmesan would be froofroo.
Given the cream and lemon juice, the mayonnaise is likely redundant. Our
post-turkey version will omit it.
Probably, a final broil would improve the crustiness.
|Equipment:||9x13" baking pan|