Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ain't No Spring Chick'n

So I've had the plan to veganize a favorite childhood casserole that my mom used to make and is likely the only time I would eat broccoli as a child. I've been dying to recreate it but was intimidated by the list of non-vegan ingredients that I would have to make substitutes for. Well, my friends...I have officially veganized cream soups for cooking with! If jarred and refrigerated they even get gelatinous like the junk Campbells crap.

Chick'n Broccoli Casserole
10oz bag frozen organic broccoli florets
2 Tbsp vegan butter
8oz white button mushrooms, sliced
1 C Imagine No Chicken broth (or other vegan chicken flavored broth)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp curry powder
3 Tbsp non-GMO cornstarch
1 C soy creamer
1 Tbsp high heat cookin oil
1 package Gardein Chick'n Scallopini
1/3 C Vegenaise
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3/4 C Daiya cheddar shreds
1 C organic vegan stuffing mix

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Steam broccoli until fork tender. Set aside.

Pulse sliced mushrooms in a food processor a few times until they are chopped small.  Likewise, you could use a knife to chop them fine. 

While broccoli is steaming, melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms soften, brown an release liquids. Turn heat to medium high and add broth and seasonings. In a separate bowl, whisk cornstarch into soy creamer. When broth and mushrooms begin to boil, add the soy creamer mixture. Whisk constantly until thickened. Remove to bowl to cool slightly. In the same skillet, heat oil and add Chick'n Scallopini. Season with salt and pepper (optional). Cook both sides ad when it softens, use your spatula or a knife to cut them into bite size pieces in the skillet. Continue to cook until lightly browned. Remove from heat.

Layer broccoli in bottom on 9x9 square baking dish. Layer Chick'n on top. Mix vegenaise and lemon juice into the mushroom mixture and pour on top of chick'n. Spread a layer of Daiya on top of that and finally, top it off with the stuffing, lightly pressing on top to set it in there.

Bake in preheated oven for 30minutes.



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