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Lightened-Up Smothered Chicken Casserole

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Lightened-Up Smothered Chicken Casserole
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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You loved our Smothered Chicken Casserole, now try the better-for-you version featuring smart swaps like lean chicken breasts, milk in place of half-and-half and less bacon. With all of the flavor of the original, but only half the fat, there’s a lot to love about this lightened-up recipe!
Updated Mar 29, 2017

Ingredients

  • 6 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal chicken grill seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) reduced fat condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Cascadian Farm™ Frozen Organic Broccoli Florets
  • 2 slices chopped cooked bacon

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, rub chicken breasts with grill seasoning.
  • 3
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil 9 to 11 minutes, turning once, until deep brown on both sides (chicken will not be cooked all the way through).
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix soup, milk, melted butter, thyme, paprika and salt; reserve 1/2 cup sauce. Stir in cooked pasta and frozen broccoli.
  • 5
    Place pasta mixture in baking dish; top with chicken. Spoon reserved sauce over chicken. Cover; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Uncover; let stand 5 minutes. Top with bacon.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Montreal chicken grill seasoning is a garlic- and herb-packed seasoning blend that works well in all kinds of chicken dishes. Try it instead of salt and pepper on grilled, roasted or sautéed chicken breasts or thighs.
  • tip 2
    If possible, splurge on high-quality bacon. It really makes a huge difference in flavor.

Nutrition

500 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 44g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
4g
Protein
44g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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