Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

 

A traditional creamy chicken casserole can have more than 800 calories per serving! Try our lightened up version that offers great flavor without all the calories.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 277
Fat 11.9 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 29.1 g
Carbohydrate 15.2 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 547 mg
Calcium 253 mg

Ingredients

1 (12-ounce) package steam-in-bag broccoli florets
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup prechopped onion
2 (8-ounce) packages presliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
12 ounces chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Prepare broccoli in microwave according to package directions.

3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook 12 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Stir in broccoli and chicken; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat. Stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt. Top evenly with cheeses; broil 2 minutes.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Carolyn Tesini,

January 2014
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