Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Casserole

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This easy casserole is a weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Casserole
Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3 cups small pasta shells, cooked according to package directions
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Add broccoli; cook until bright green and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add butter to pan, and melt over medium heat. Add garlic and flour, whisking to combine. Gradually whisk in milk until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted. Stir in cooked pasta, chicken, bacon, and broccoli; top with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Broil 5 inches from heat until cheese begins to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

 

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