Colorful Chicken Casserole Recipe
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 package (7 ounces) ready-cut spaghetti or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
- 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1. In a large skillet, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, corn, peas, salt if desired and pepper; heat through. Stir in chicken and spaghetti.
- 2. Divide between two 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Top with mushrooms and cheese.
- 3. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the second casserole at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through.
- 4. To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
One 1-cup serving (prepared with margarine, low-sodium broth and reduced-fat cheese and without salt) equals 248 calories, 232 mg sodium, 35 mg cholesterol, 30 gm carbohydrate, 18 gm protein, 6 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat. 8 servings.