College Chicken Casserole

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cathy Muir
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 425
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated fat: 5.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Protein: 54.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.2g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 158mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 572mg
  • Calcium: 108mg


  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth
  • 6 chicken breast halves (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 4 chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups sliced cremini mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • 3 tablespoons light butter, melted


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon; bring broth mixture to a boil. Cook until reduced to 4 cups (about 30 minutes). Pour reduced broth mixture into a zip-top plastic bag. Snip off 1 corner of bag; drain 2 cups broth mixture into a 2-cup glass measure, stopping before the fat layer reaches the opening. Reserve remaining broth mixture for another use. Discard fat.
  2. Remove chicken from skin and bones; shred with 2 forks to measure 4 1/2 cups meat. Place chicken in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°.
  4. Place a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes. Remove from skillet. Place flour in skillet; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Add 2 cups broth mixture; cook over medium heat 12 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in mushrooms, salt, and pepper; pour over chicken.
  5. Combine the stuffing mix and butter in a bowl, and sprinkle over the mushroom mixture. Cover and bake casserole at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook casserole 10 minutes or until bubbly.
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