Chicken and broccoli au gratin in dish with serving spoon. plates in background

Chicken and Broccoli Au Gratin

An easy to make midweek meal. Serve on its own or with some pasta or potatoes on the side.
Course Main
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 635kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 225 g broccoli florets
  • 25 g butter
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 chicken thigh fillets cut into cubes
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 75 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 75 g fresh breadcrumbs


  • Cook broccoli for 5 minutes in lightly salted boiling water, until only just tender. Drain well and place in a shallow flameproof dish.
  • Heat the butter and the oil in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the onions for about 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the chicken and continue to fry until the chicken is cooked about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute.
  • Gradually add the milk and stock stirring well. Bring gently to the boil stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. pour the chicken mixture over the broccoli.
  • Mix together cheese and breadcrumbs and sprinkle over chicken dish. Place under a preheated grille and cook until the cheese melts and the topping is golden and crisp.


You can add the broccoli stems as well if desired, slice finely and cook with the florets.
Not suitable for freezing.
Nutrition information is approximate (does not include seasoning with salt and pepper)  and is meant as a guideline only. 


Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 52.2mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 1.8mg