One of my favourite meals involves Chicken and Broccoli
- 4 skinless Chicken Thigh Fillets
- 400 grams of broccoli
- 6 slices of cheese
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
Serves 4 people
Place the chicken thigh fillets on the high rack, sprinkle with onion and garlic powder (or any combination of spices that you like.
Cook for 10 minutes at 355 F / 180 C for each side. I sprinkle the flavouring when I turn the thigh fillets over, however you can add them before cooking.
Cut up the broccoli into florets and microwave or steam broccoli until al dente – firm to the touch but not mushy. Do this about 5 minutes before the chicken is done.
Place the chicken and broccoli on a metal tray and cover with cheese. Cook for 5 minutes on the oven’s highest setting or 480 F / 250 F. This creates a yummy cheesy covering.
Once cooked, slide off the metal plate and onto your dinner plates and enjoy.
I have a series of metal plates I use with my convection oven, you can also use a ceramic or glass container. I put the chicken and broccoli together so all the melted cheese gets on the plate and not on the bottom of my oven.
I use Bega Cheese slices because I get an even coverage. Use whatever your favourite cheese is. I like slices because I get an even coverage, can tear up the slices to fit the chicken and don’t have to mess with shredded cheese.
I usually put one slice of cheese per chicken fillet and 2 – 4 slices over the broccoli. This of my version of a Broccoli Gratin, quick and easy.
Use any flavour combination you like. Paprika, cumin, coriander, chili, are all flavors you can add, mix or use to create the perfect combination for you.
This takes so little time to prepare and is quick, easy and healthy for you.
Best of all, it’s delicious!