Easy Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake Topped with Uncle Sam’s

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I realize I’m on a chicken high these days, and you’re most likely wondering when I’m going to move on.

I’m afraid there’s no end to my imagination when it comes to chicken. My step dad used to say I could eat chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner – thus the need for an endless supply of recipes.

Chicken and Pasta Bake with Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Cereal

Chicken and Pasta Bake with Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Cereal

When Attune Foods sent me samples of their whole wheat cereal, I knew just what I wanted to make – chicken!

Chicken Pasta Bake

Chicken Pasta Bake

I’m a label reader, and their crunchy whole wheat flakes and nutty flaxseeds met my good-for-me criteria. How can you beat “Whole wheat kernels, whole flaxseed, salt, barley malt.

No preservatives, no refined sugar – 4 ingredients.

Can’t go wrong there, and it makes the perfect ingredient for a cheesy, crunchy topping on this easy chicken pasta recipe.

Uncle Sam's Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake

Uncle Sam’s Cheesy Chicken and Pasta

Thank you Attune Foods. We truly enjoyed your cereal, and believe it or not, we had it for breakfast too.

Happy cooking!

Uncle Sam
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 cups boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed into small pieces
  • 4 cups carrot , shredded
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme, finely minced
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups low fat milk
  • 2 cups quinoa pasta shells, or whole wheat pasta shells cooked and drained
  • 1 cup Uncle Sam's Toasted Whole Wheat Cereal, crumbled
  • 1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add chicken, carrots and garlic and cook another 5 minutes until chicken is starting to cook through, then add zucchini, thyme and parsley. Cook another 5 minutes and set aside.
  4. Heat a medium saucepan over medium high heat and add oil and flour. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to cook flour. Slowly add chicken broth stirring constantly to remove lumps. Add milk and cook for 5 - 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. Add to chicken mixture and pasta, then spread into baking dish.
  6. Combine Uncle Sam's cereal and cheeses in another bowl and spread over the top of the casserole.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil and allow cheese to lightly brown for another 5 minutes.
Notes
Calories: 427
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 11
Total Fat: 15.67g
Cholesterol: 65mg
Sodium: 518mg
Total Carbs: 36.69g
Dietary Fiber: 3.43g
Sugars: 5.01g
Protein: 32.18g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8

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Comments

  1. says

    Loving that you kicked up a classic casserole with veggies and that crunchy cereal topping. I’ll have to keep my eye out for it – I love products with 5 or less pronounceable ingredients.

  2. Helen says

    I can eat a lot of chicken and still end up missing it. My kids can’t get enough of it too. I am glad to learn another great recipe. I will give this a try right away.

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