Depending on my guests I usually go with either my homemade sauce and meatballs or chicken divan. Both are more casual but hearty and have the homestyle feel.
Here is my recipe for chicken divan.
1 pound chicken breasts cubed
1 pound broccoli florets
1 small onion diced
1 clove minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a medium skillet saute onion, minced garlic and chicken in olive oil.
Boil broccoli until fork tender. Drain and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of shredded cheese, lemon pepper and garlic powder.
Add chicken, broccoli and lemon juice to the sour cream mixture, mix until incorporated.
Put chicken & broccoli mixture in a greased 8 X 8 glass baking dish.
Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese over mixture,
In a separate bowl mix bread crumbs and melted butter. Spoon evenly over the top of the shredded cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Serve over rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes.