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Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole Recipe
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Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole Recipe

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Using reduced-fat soup, fat-free evaporated milk, reduced-fat process cheese, less butter and no added salt, this recipe is a great makeover to a classic. It is still deliciously creamy and it's a crowd-pleasure.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 6 ounces cubed reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 306 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the soup and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add the chicken, celery, green pepper and pimientos.
  2. Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Transfer to a shallow 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  3. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and golden. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p15

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 306 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

Really good. Like the crunch of the almonds on top.

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

Didn't add almonds but was still very good!

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

Took a double batch of this to a family reunion today and didn't bring any home!

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