My favorite past time is lounging on my couch with a favorite cookbook.
I could spend hours thumbing through How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, and I find endless inspiration in any of the Weight Watcher’s Cookbooks.
But these days I find it difficult to spend my hard earned money for a new cookbook, when a quick search on the internet produces tasty family and friend tested recipes.
All I have to do is type a few ingredients into my browser’s search bar and I come up with plenty of recipes to choose from. That’s exactly how I found this easy chicken casserole from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Kalyn and I are veterans of the waist watching war.
While we took different approaches to weight loss - Kalyn lost weight with the South Beach Diet and I used Weight Watchers - we’ve both kept the weight off with the help of our commitments to sharing healthy recipes on our respective blogs.
When I saw Kalyn’s chicken and brown rice casserole, I knew exactly what I’d be making with my leftover chicken. I had cartons of baby kale and mushrooms waiting in my frig, and brown rice already cooked and ready to go in the freezer – I was in business.
Thanks for the recipe Kalyn! I had one happy family when this easy casserole hit the table.
Happy, healthy cooking!
Adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 10 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
- ½ cup low fat sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
- ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¾ cup low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup brown rice, cooked
- 2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a medium sized casserole dish with cooking spray.
- In a large non-stick skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Add onions, garlic, mushrooms a kale. Saute for 5 - 6 minutes until vegetables soften.
- Combine broth, sour cream, thyme, poultry seasoning, cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Add vegetables, chicken and rice and fold to coat ingredients with sauce mixture.
- Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 20 - 25 minutes to heat through and melt the cheese.
Calories: 340kcal Weight Watchers PointsPlus 8 Saturated fatty acids: 5.74g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 4.75g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.40g Total fat: 11.89g Calories from fat: 107 Cholesterol: 82mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 22.25g Total dietary fiber: 2.78g Protein: 33.30g
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Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.