Cheesy (Minus the Cheese) Chicken Broccoli Bake

Cheesy (Minus the Cheese) Chicken Broccoli Bake

I totally fooled my husband! I must admit, this was a fun one.  My husband usually just eats whatever is served, compliments my food, and doesn’t ask any questions.  Yesterday, after eating a bowl, having seconds, Erik asked what kind of cheese was in the bake.  When I responded that there wasn’t any, he was shocked! He thought there was cheddar! I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Nutritional Yeast. This is a super healthy ingredient used by many vegans, as a substitute for cheese.  “It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugardairy, and gluten.” (Source Wikipedia).  It’s nutty, creamy and cheesy flavor is delicious.  I can’t wait to find other uses for it.

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Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breast

12 Mushrooms

1 onion

2 broccollini bundles

1/2 lb of green beans

Sauce:

1 cup of nut milk (Almond Milk is my favorite)

1 cup of nutritional yeast

2 teaspoons of garlic salt

1/2 cup of sunflower seeds

Preheat your oven to 350.

1) Boil chicken in water or chicken broth for about 30 minutes until done

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2) Wash and chop all your veges.

3) Steam the broccollini and green beans for a few minutes until soft about 5 minutes

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4) saute onion, and mushrooms with some coconut oil until cooked about 5 mins

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5) throw cooked veges in your baking dish

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6) Blend all ingredients for the sauce in the blender

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7) cut up chicken into small pieces, and throw on top of the vegetables.

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8) Pour sauce over the top and put in oven for 30 minutes.

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