Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Insomnia does a stomach good

Yesterday I made yummy Lemon Pancakes and this killer casserole at 3 AM. OMG so good. Insomnia does a stomach good ;)

Seriously though the insomnia thing is getting me down. Any suggestions are welcomed. I do really think once my stitches are out life will be better they are starting to prick me and drive me insane.

Anyway, back to the casserole... this is a total comfort food dish. I made it in the morning and nuked a portion for dinner. If you aren't into thyme another herb (oregano, basil) can be subbed but man the thyme, chicken, dijon combo rocks. Hope you enjoy it.

Shelly's Chicken Dijon Casserole

2 skinless, boneless Chicken Breasts, cut in 1" pieces
1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
1/2 cup fresh Mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves Garlic, diced
2 small Zucchinis, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 Tablespoon Dijon-style mustard (I use Grey Poupon)
1 cup cooked Broccoli, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1/4 cup Italian Shredded Cheese Blend (I use a 4 cheese blend mozzarella, fontina, asiago, parmesan)
Olive oil

Cook chicken till golden in a little oil set aside. Saute onions and mushrooms till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Add zucchini. Put pan lid on and cook on medium, turning once or twice for about 5 minutes. Add seasonings. Make a well in the center of the pan. Add butter and flour. Cook 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add sour cream and mustard, stir all together. Stir in Parmesan. Add chicken and broccoli and stir to coat. Pour into a pyrex casserole dish top with shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes till bubbly.


Courtney said...

Hey Michelle, The recipe looks yummy. As for the insomnia, have you ever tried melatonin? It's sold as a nutritional supplement and helps regulate your sleep cycle. It not only helps you fall asleep but also sleep through the night. Might be worth a try. :)zzzzz

Lindsey said...

I have some left over Tylenol w/ codeine from my surgery and that comes in handy when I'm having trouble sleeping because it's a low dose. Good luck!

Skully said...

Oh my goodness! Eggface, my Mom had that casserole dish when I was little! She only has one big bowl left from the set. Hope your feeling better! I tried the breakfast bites (finally) the other day and they are delish!

BTC said...

This casserole looks so yummy! Does it freeze well in individual portions after it is baked?


Nicole said...

Hi, i actually made this the other night and it came out so good. thanks so much for the idea.

BTC said...

I made this last night and O-M-G is it wonderful! I'm having the leftovers right now for lunch! I froze a portion to eat for lunch next week. Hopefully it freezes well.

Thanks again for a terrific recipe!

michelmoba said...

Hi Michelle - I made this on Sunday as a side dish for Mother's Day...and my mom LOVED it (so did I). Another great recipe - thanks for all the ideas!