Chicken Artichoke Casserole

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”35 min” cook_time=”35 min” serves=”4-6″ details=”” ] For a great meal, serve this casserole over rice or noodles. [ingredients-list

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”35 min” cook_time=”35 min” serves=”4-6″ details=”” ]

For a great meal, serve this casserole over rice or noodles.

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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed or 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and halved
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

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  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh savory or 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Hot cooked noodles or rice

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”1 hour, 10 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish; set aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Sauté chicken in 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange chicken and artichokes in prepared baking dish; set aside. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour and nutmeg; cook until smooth. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring, 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese until melted; spoon over chicken. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Combine bread crumbs, savory and thyme; sprinkle over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve over noodles or rice. [/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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