Microwave Chicken Divan
This method of cooking chicken breasts in the microwave yields tender, moist chicken. Serve with a spinach salad and some fresh fruit.
- 1½ cups chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 10-ounce package frozen broccoli, thawed
- 1 10-ounce container refrigerated four-cheese Alfredo sauce
- 1 cup crushed round buttery crackers
Place chicken broth into a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes, until boiling. Meanwhile, sprinkle salt, pepper, and thyme on the chicken and rub into both sides. Pierce chicken on the smooth side with a fork. Carefully place, smooth side down, in hot liquid in dish.
Microwave the chicken on high power for 8 minutes, then remove dish from oven and carefully drain off chicken broth. Meanwhile, drain thawed broccoli and combine in medium bowl with Alfredo sauce.
Rearrange chicken in dish, turn over, and pour broccoli mixture over; sprinkle with cracker crumbs.
Return to microwave and cook for 3 to 6 minutes, checking every 2 minutes, until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.