10+ Healthy Chicken Casseroles That Are Sure to Satisfy
Stumped for what to serve for dinner tonight? Instead of hitting the drive-thru or ordering takeout, try one of these healthy chicken casseroles for a hearty, comforting meal that the whole family is sure to love. While traditionally casseroles are often not the healthiest, these recipes rely on lightened up ingredients and flavorful additions to slash the fat and calories without sacrificing taste.
Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Black Bean and Chicken Casserole
This simple Black Bean and Chicken Casserole uses a slow cooker, canned beans and rotisserie chicken to make a super-convenient family meal.
Hearty Tex-Mex Squash-Chicken Casserole
College Chicken Casserole
This ultra-satisfying casserole calls for low-sodium chicken broth, low-fat milk and light butter to cut calories and fat without sacrificing any comforting flavor.
Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
This south-of-the-border-inspired chicken casserole features salsa verde, chopped green chiles, and nutrition-packed avocados. A squeeze of lime, fresh cilantro, and lightened cream of chicken soup and sour cream makes this casserole just as flavorful as it is easy on the waistline.
Mexican Chicken Casserole with Charred Tomato Salsa
Instead of the usual jarred salsa often called for in Mexican casserole, this recipe features a homemade salsa made with charred tomatoes that are mixed with cilantro and fresh lime juice. Charring the tomatoes gives a rich flavor to the salsa, which is a good match for this chicken-and-veggie-packed dish.
Creamy Chicken-and-Rice Casserole
Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
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.
Spicy Chicken with Poblano Peppers and Cheese
This healthy Mexican-style chicken casserole features chopped cooked chicken, poblano chiles, zucchini, corn, bottled salsa, and crushed tortilla chips and is a great choice for weeknight dinners.
King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole
This ain't your mama's chicken casserole. The comfort food classic gets a modern, nutrient-dense makeover with the addition of quinoa. Beyond being warm, cheesy, and generally delightful, this flavor-packed casserole is loaded with protein and is sure to become a new family favorite.
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Our Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole is all the proof you need that cauliflower can be comforting. It’s definitely creamy, thanks to multiple types of cheese, but still has a good bite from the cauliflower rice’s texture. You can make your own cauliflower rice by pulsing the florets and stem in a food processor, or you can buy it fresh or frozen at most grocery stores. Dry your chicken skin and brown it before placing the dish in the oven and cook it skin-side up for the crispiest skin possible. Serve with green beans, asparagus, or another spring vegetable.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Low-fat sour cream, egg whites, and low-fat milk help keep the fat and calories under control in this hearty and flavorful casserole.
Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
This chicken spaghetti casserole is low in calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles so enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for later. To prepare the frozen casserole, cover and bake for 55 minutes at 350°; uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.