Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Casserole with Whole Wheat Pasta

Updated:Apr 16,2014

 


SCwH-Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Casserole with Whole-Wheat Pasta

Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Casserole
with Whole Wheat Pasta

Description

American

6 servings

About $1.99 per serving


1 (13.25 oz.) or ¾ (16 oz.) package spiral-shaped whole-wheat pasta like fusilli
1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, visible fat removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
¾ teaspoon salt-free dried Italian spice blend or dried thyme
1 (15 ¼ oz.) can no salt added or low sodium whole kernel corn drained and rinsed or 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen corn, thawed
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen cut broccoli, thawed
1 8 oz. tub of fat-free cream cheese
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Cook pasta according to package instructions, omitting salt and oil or other fat.
  2. In a large pan over high heat, add chicken and cook until done, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat to low, and add spice blend, corn, broccoli, cream cheese, and yogurt. Mix until combined and cream cheese has melted.
  3. Add pasta, stirring to combine. (Do this in a bowl if pasta can’t fit into the large pan).
  4. Transfer to a 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover with foil, and cook in oven until fully warmed, about 15 minutes.


Cooking Tips: Double the recipe for Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts and use the extra cooked chicken into this recipe for ease.

Keep it Healthy: Frozen fruits and vegetables are quick-freezed at their ripest, making them just as healthy yet cheaper option than fresh.

Tips: Set the cream cheese out at the beginning of the recipe so it’s warm and mixes easily into the dish.
 

Per serving:
Calories486
Total Fat4.5 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.0 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium456 mg
Carbohydrates68 g
Dietary Fiber11 g
Total Sugars11 g
Protein 45 g

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.