Healthified Creamy Chicken and Rice

Healthified Creamy Chicken and Rice

Healthified Creamy Chicken and Rice
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44% less sat fat • 50% more dietary fiber than the original recipe— see the comparison. Ideal for potlucks and family gatherings, this cracker-topped casserole uses cooked chicken, frozen vegetables, and convenience products to keep the prep time to about 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 package (12 oz) frozen broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 cup crushed rich round crackers
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) fire-roasted tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Place chicken in the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, rice, and peas. Spread mixture over the chicken. In a medium bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, nacho cheese soup, diced tomatoes, milk, and crushed red pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Pour soup mixture over broccoli mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers evenly over all. Top with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden.

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