Easy Recipes: Creamy 3-Cheese Chicken with veggies

From time to time, we would invite couples over to our house for dinner. They’re usually couples from our Bible Study group or our church, and sometimes, friends whom we’ve known for a while.

Other times, we invite people we just met.

We have a tiny house and we can’t fit too many humans in here, but we have learned to open our doors toΒ  people whatever the size of our home is.

Parking is a bit of problem here in our area, we always have to plan and arrange parking for our guests days ahead, but by God’s grace, we’ve been able to manage inviting friends over.

Creamy Cheesy Chicken
Chicken is buried under all the cheese, I promise!

Inviting people over is a personal thing for me. For me, it’s more than just showing our house. It’s letting people into our private lives, giving them an inside peek into our home and our family, allowing them to see my relationship with my husband and our children up close; and well, blessing them with my cooking.

I like preparing food for people.

We may not have much in common standards, what we can offer is us.

Add Potato as a side dish, too!

Last night was no different. We were a bit tight on the purse strings this week, but I managed to come up with something special to serve our guests from among our regular supermarket stash.

I decided to go all out on cheese, broccoli and cauliflower, which have become a staple in our grocery list since I started doing the ketogenic diet and use the most reliable meat in our freezer – Chicken Breasts.

I had to make sure I prepare a dish that’s delicious, but that I could also eat. It would be weird to invite over friends for dinner, then just watch them eat, right? But I also thought of my guests. Many Filipinos are not used to a meal without heavy carbs, so I threw in a potato dish on the side, just in case.

Potato-au-gratin
No flour Potato Au Gratin

How to cook Creamy 3-Cheese Chicken with veggies

Ingredients:

Chicken Breast, sprinkled with salt and pepper
1 medium floret of broccoli (chopped)
1 medium floret of cauliflower (chopped)
1 string of spinach leaves

1-2 packs of Nestle All Purpose Cream
1/2 C Cheddar cheese, shredded (If you’re not on Keto, you can use any brand of easy melt cheese for this)
1/2 of Arla Natural Cheese (Or any brand of cream cheese)
1/2 C Mozzarella, shredded (I use Arla, but you can use other brands you prefer)

Do it:

1. Bake the chicken in the oven until cooked. Don’t overcook, though, because it’s going back to the oven.
2. Arrange the cooked chicken breasts on your baking dish. Scatter in the broccoli and cauliflower florets all over.

3. In low fire, put the all purpose cream in a sauce pan and stir along with your easy melt cheddar cheese.
4. Once blended, add in 1/2 C of cream cheese.

5. Pour the mixture into the pan with your chicken and broccoli and cauliflower florets.
6. Sprinkle generously with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, then bake for another 5-10 minutes.

Disclaimer: My oven does not have any numbers in them anymore, so I can’t really give you the degrees. I just have my oven under “bake/roast” setting. However, in a baking class before, I was told that ovens have varying level of performance. So you have to know your oven well and use it accordingly.

7. Serve!

Where are the napkins??? Lol! #dinner #dinnerwithfriends #homedinner #food

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BONUS RECIPE: Potato Au Gratin

8. If you have some leftover sauce, you can arrange thinly sliced potatoes in rows in a pan, sprinkle Mozzarella and Cheddar on top, then bake. Sprinkling bacon would make it more interesting.

(READ:Β Baked chicken breast with cheesy greens on the side)

Full meal ahead

Those two are already a complete meal in itself. You can actually make do without the Potato Au Gratin, but if you have a heavy carb-eater in your midst, best to pair your chicken with the potato dish.

Since I was trying to impress guests, I decided to add in a lettuce-heavy tuna salad. My table setting, sans table napkins (because I forgot, haha!), looked great, but adding the salad was a fail. Fresh fruits would have been a better match.

Anyway, if you’re trying out my chicken dish, do tag @fullyhousewifed when you post on Facebook or Instagram so I can go and take a look, alright?

Enjoy your dinner!

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have..” Hebrews 13:16.

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7 Comments

  1. The foods look yummy. I love any foods with cheese> Nagutom ko sa Potato Au Gratin mo, mukhang mas masarap nga kung may bacon. πŸ™‚

  2. I love having people in my house too. But the only ones I was able to invite were my bestfriends. Hoping to be able to do it again soon.

    As for the chicken, I think you usually bake that at 375-400 degrees farenheit. That’s the common temp I see in recipes. 😊

  3. My mother-in-law makes a similar cauliflower dish that we super love. But it’s just cauliflower and cheese, no chicken or broccoli. I really want to make this but we have no oven! Maybe I’ll try it on the stove top na lang.

  4. The food looks really yum! Inviting people in is not something we usually do. Konti lang pumupunta dito sa’min kasi medyo malayo din sya sa kabihasnan. Pero iba parin talaga when you visit someone’s home. We’ve visited a friend’s house before Dane left for KSA. Napakapersonal ng dating pag sa bahay.

  5. I also love inviting friends to my place nung dalaga pa ko, minsan overnight pa nga sila. But now, since we are living with my in-laws, naka limit na heheh. But planning to get our own place na din within 5 years. Sana! Anyway, the food looks delish. I also love recipes with cheese lalo na kapag pizza. Nakakagutom tuloy lols.

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