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Smothered Chicken Casserole

Smothered Chicken Casserole
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
Enjoy this creamy chicken casserole baked with chicken thighs, broccoli and angel hair pasta. The bacon sprinkled on top adds to the "yum" factor!
Updated September 4, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets, cut into smaller pieces
  • 3 slices precooked bacon, crumbled

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Cook chicken 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 2
    Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. In large bowl, mix soup, half-and-half and paprika; reserve 3/4 cup sauce. Stir in cooked pasta and frozen broccoli.
  • 3
    Place pasta mixture in casserole; top with chicken thighs. Spoon reserved sauce over chicken thighs. Top with bacon. Cover and bake 20 minutes; uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce bubbles.

  • You can try different vegetables, such as cut green beans, corn, or thawed and drained frozen spinach.
  • If desired, substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts for the chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
34%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
510mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
2g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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