Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole

Our healthy chicken casserole recipe is perfect for cold winter nights, made with plenty of veg and butter beans for a filling meal that’s good for you too. The whole family is going to love this recipe, which is packed with nutrients but also something to look forward to. Serve on its own or with crusty bread. This recipe serves 4 people and will take 1hr and 45 mins to prepare and cook.

 

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

12 oz cooked chicken breasts, diced
2 T all purpose flour
2 T butter, unsalted
10 oz skim milk
1 pinch white pepper
1 t Italian seasoning
1 T parmesan cheese, grated
7 oz penne pasta, whole wheat
2 yellow or orange bell peppers, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
2 heads, approx. 12 ounces broccoli, chopped
1/3 c monterey jack cheese
nonstick cooking spray

 

Directions

Prepare the white sauce by placing the butter in a small sauce pot that has been preheated over medium heat. Once the butter foams, add flour and stir for 1 minute; try not to let the mixture turn brown. Add milk to the mixture and continue to stir until it starts to bubble. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add pepper, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese to the sauce. Stir to combine. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, preheat oven to 350 degrees. During the last minute of the pasta’s cooking, add the chopped broccoli to the water. Allow to simmer for one minute.

Drain the pasta and broccoli. Spritz the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 oven-proof casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta and broccoli with the chicken and chopped vegetables; cover with the sauce. Place in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the Monterey jack cheese and cover with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes; remove foil and continue to bake until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 320.6
  • Total Fat 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol 51.8 mg
  • Sodium 175.3 mg
  • Potassium 1,093.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 36.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber 8.8 g
  • Sugars 4.0 g
  • Protein 27.9 g
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