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Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

Homemade Cheese Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese sauce, homemade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups finely shredded mild cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. To prepare roux, melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes until color of roux will gets slightly darker. Slowly whisk in broth, stirring continuously until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in cheese until melted.
  2. Please note, if you choose the homemade sauce, you have to prepare it first, you can't just add all of the ingredients to the crockpot. You'll also cook your chicken breast in the broth first, shred then add the homemade cheese sauce. Before serving add sour cream and steamed broccoli.