I got Jessica Seinfeld’s new cookbook for Christmas. It says that this recipe is a hit with every child that eats at her house, so I figured this would be a good place to start.
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 T soft butter (divided)
1 1/2 T flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
1 cup butternut squash puree (I used baby food)
Macaroni noodles or rice (I used macaroni)
Cook macaroni noodles/rice according to package directions.
Dice chicken into 1-inch pieces.
Heat 1 T butter in large skillet. Add the chicken and sprinkle salt and garlic powder on chicken. Cook until lightly browned then remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the remaining butter to the skillet, then add the flour. Whisk in the chicken broth and stir for about 2 minutes making sure there are no lumps. When smooth, slowly add milk.
Let mixture cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally as it thickens. Add the chicken back to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the puree, stir, take the skillet off the heat, allowing the sauce to thicken.
Serve chicken and sauce over macaroni noodles.
Did I change anything? I didn’t think the sauce was thick enough so I added about 3 T of cream cheese towards the end of the cooking process. I let it melt and stirred it in so that it was all mixed together. I also added some fresh ground pepper to the adult’s servings.
What did the family think? Holy cow! Our oldest not only ate all of his, but he then ate the rest of his brother’s and wanted to know if there was more. I think he could have literally licked his bowl clean if he knew that he could have gotten away with it. The kids LOVED it…I wish it would have had a bit more giddyup. But if the kids are licking their bowls, then I am happy.