Soft and light crepes with a delicious creamy filling of chicken and broccoli.
1 cup all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup water
1 tsp butter
In a bowl, cobine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add eggs. While whisking, gradually add milk and water, whisking until mixture is smooth.
Heat small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and brush over bottom of pan. Once the skillet is hot, lift it up and quickly pour 1/8 cup of batter onto the pan, swirling the batter immediately to form a circular crepe. Return to heat and cook until edges begin to curl, then flip and cook the other side for a few seconds, until golden. Set aside. Repeat with remaining batter.
Curried Chicken and Broccoli Crepes
2 tsp butter
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups chopped and cooked broccoli
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened. Add flour, curry powder and salt. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. Whisk in chicken stock and bring to boiling while whisking. Reduce heat and stir in chicken, broccoli, and sour cream.
Place mixture across center of each crepe. Roll up and place seam-side down in a lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.
I’ll be honest; this was a lot of work. I would probably just buy pre-made crepes next time, but it was nice to be able to say I made crepes from scratch. It’s a bit tricky and I couldn’t get them exactly circular but at least they tasted okay. Tony would say much better than okay! He really loved this meal and told me it was a really good idea. He must have had about 3 helpings that night, and then ate the remaining crepes the next day. This recipe makes a lot of food so that’s no small feat for him. Bennett also really liked the crepes, as did I. Cole didn’t want to try any of it I think we eventually got him to eat a few pieces of broccoli but that was it. Tony was probably happy about that though, because it meant more for him!
-Recipe adapted from The Lighthearted Cookbook