French Casserole

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Here it is!

 

This recipe is a family favorite. It is easy to prepare, simple and elegant.  A wonderful dish for every occasion.

Ingredients:
1 whole roasted chicken from your favorite store

1 package of Farfale pasta

2 TBSP butter

4 CUPS milk

2 TBSP corn starch

1 container of French fresh cream* or 1 pint whipping cream

1/2 TSP nutmeg

2 TSP Herbes de Provence

3/4 CUP shredded Asiago cheese

1 CUP shredded Havarti cheese

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove skin and bones from chicken and shred into pieces and set aside.
  3. Cook pasta in boil water for 8 minutes.
  4. Don’t drain pasta. Instead scoop pasta in to a large Pyrex dish 13 in x 9 in approximately.
  5. Add chicken to pasta.
  6. Dissolve corn starch in milk. Melt butter is a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add milk and starch, nutmeg, 1 TSP of the herbs the Provence, salt and pepper and bring to a boil stirring constantly until slightly thickened. Add cream and bring to a boil again stirring constantly until bubbly.
  7. Turn off heat and stir in 1/2 cup Asiago cheese.
  8. Pour French cream over pasta and chicken. Cover all with Havarti cheese. Sprinkle 1 TSP Herbes de Provence  over it and drizzle with olive oil. Cover with aluminum paper and bake for 30 minutes. Let it stand for 8 minutes before serving.

Final Step:

Prepare your favorite salad to accompany this  meal and Bon Appetit!!

* French cream is easily found in the gourmet cheese area of many grocery stores

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