I know not many people are fans of Brussels sprouts, but I love them! This tasty casserole combines the flavors of chicken, garlic, Brussels sprouts and Swiss cheese. If you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts, sub in broccoli!
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/2 cup water
- 20 Brussels sprouts, halved
- 1 (4 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 pint half-and-half
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- garlic salt to taste
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken 5 minutes on each side, until juices run clear. Remove from heat, and slice into strips.
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Place sprouts in the pan, cover, and cook 10 minutes, until tender.
Arrange sprouts in the prepared baking dish. Place mushrooms over the sprouts, and sprinkle with 1 cup Swiss cheese. Layer chicken over cheese. In a bowl, mix the half-and-half, milk, garlic, and remaining Swiss cheese. Pour over the chicken. Season with pepper and garlic salt.
Cover, and bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Uncover casserole, and continue baking 20 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.