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Winning Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe
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Winning Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

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French onion dip lends a tangy accent to this cheesy rice bake from Jaky Broussard of Greensboro, Alabama. Short prep time means you can eat deliciously without spending hours in the kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup French onion dip
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with reduced-fat butter, 1% cottage cheese and reduced-fat cheddar cheese) equals 454 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1,085 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese, onion dip, sour cream, salt and pepper. Stir in rice and onion.
  2. Spread half of the rice mixture into a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with chicken, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and green chilies. Top with remaining rice mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Casserole in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p31

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with reduced-fat butter, 1% cottage cheese and reduced-fat cheddar cheese) equals 454 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1,085 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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