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Chicken and Broccoli Cheesy Bake

Chicken and Broccoli Cheesy Bake

You can't go wrong with the classic combination of chicken and broccoli. Ideal for your weaning baby from 9 months on, this delicious chicken and broccoli bake is also the perfect option for a mid-week family meal. Quick and simple to do, you'll be enjoying this dish in no time. Simply use any leftovers as a lunch box filler and store in one of our Food Flasks.

Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Adult portions


2 1/2 cups of dried macaroni
1 head of broccoli , separated into florets
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 slice of whole meal bread made into bread crumbs
½ tbsp olive oil

  1. Heat a large pan with the olive oil and add the chicken pieces, fry until golden and cooked through.
  2. Boil a large pot of water; add the macaroni and broccoli simmer for 6-8 minutes, until the macaroni is cooked to your liking.
  3. Strain off and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the cheese sauce.
  4. In a small sauce pan melt the butter, stir in the flour until it forms a paste.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring you are not left with any lumps of flour.
  6. Bring the mixture to the boil, remove from the heat and stir in 2 cups of the cheese.
  7. Stir the sauce into the macaroni and broccoli mix.
  8. Preheat your grill.
  9. Place the chicken and macaroni and broccoli mix into a large oven proof dish, scatter the bread crumbs and remaining cheese over the top.
  10. Place under the grill for 3-4 minutes until golden and crispy.
Weaning and Storage
9 months+ - Use as a finger food for baby to pick up and self feed.
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