I have been craving chicken broccoli casserole for months, but I just can't bring myself to make dinner with a can of soup mixed with mayonnaise :-/
Desperate times called for desperate measures and I created my own sauce in place of the Campbell's classic and made my own no-bake chicken casserole (as we call it, Ambyr Casserole).
4 Chicken breasts (cooked on the stove top, I usually cook in coconut oil. It adds a nice flavor, too)
1-2 Heads of broccoli (depending on how much you like) steamed.
2 c. Rice (cooked)
1 c. Extra sharp white cheddar (sub with whatever, this is just my fave)
Hannah's Secret Sauce:
3 tbs butter
3 tbs flour
2 c. chicken broth
1 container greek-style yogurt
Melt butter in sauce pan on medium/high. Add flour and mix with a whisk for 2 minutes. Slowly add chicken broth (I pour it so that is slides down the side of the sauce pan and heats a little before hitting the flour/butter mixture). While combining chicken broth, stir quickly. Keep stirring until sauce thickens (it is like magic. I love this part). Once sauce is to desired consistency, take off heat, let sit for a minute, and then whisk in greek yogurt. Voila!
Layer: Rice, cheese, sauce (while still hot, it will melt the cheese), chicken, and broccoli on top. Season with salt and pepper. Pictures to come :-)