Creamy Cheesy Chicken

You can’t go wrong with chicken + cream + cheese!!!

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 6

preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes
 

Ingredients:

Chicken:

1 lb. chicken breast, cooked and shredded

1 tbs. olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 minced garlic cloves garlic

1 can corn

2 chopped tomatoes

1 can hearts of palm, chopped (or 1 can artichoke)

½ cup chopped parsley and chives

½ cup chopped green olives

2 tbs. cream cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Cream:

2 egg yolks

2 cups milk

2 tbs. cornstarch

1 cup heavy cream (or 1 can table cream)

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

salt to taste

6 to 8 slices mozzarella cheese

 

Directions:

Chicken:

1 – In a large saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion and garlic.

2 – Add shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, hearts of palm, olives, salt and pepper. Mix well.

3 – Finally, add cream cheese and parsley/chives. Stir and set aside.

Cream:

1 – Dissolve the cornstarch in a little bit of the milk.

2 – Put egg yolks, milk, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Mix well and turn the heat to medium-high.

3 – Stirring constantly, cook until the cream is very consistent (for about 10-15 minutes).

4 – Turn off the heat, add the cream and mix well. Set aside.

Assembly:

In a large baking dish, spread out half of the cream.

Add the chicken and make a layer of mozzarella.

Cover with the other half of the cream and sprinkle grated cheese.

Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes.

 

Tips and Options:

  • Serve with green salad, white rice and potato chips.
  • To make it crunchy: mix the grated cheese with 1 cup bread crumbs. Sprinkle over and bake as directed.

 

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