Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Broccoli and Cheddar...doesn't get much better

Because I believe that you can never have too many quick, healthy dinner recipes, I present to you Broccoli Chicken Pasta. This dish is so simple, as you don't even have to cook the chicken or pasta prior to baking. Everything cooks in the flavorful sauce, a combination of soups, spices, and cheese. This is a great way to get kids (or our meat-loving men) to eat their veggies. One trick that I like to use to keep the nutrition stats in check, is to use larger servings of lean protein and smaller amounts of pasta. If you enjoy broccoli cheddar soup, this is likely to become a favorite in your house. For only 230 calories, you just can't beat this recipe!

Broccoli Chicken Pasta
serves 6

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (raw), cut into bite-size pieces
1 (12 oz.) package frozen broccoli florets
3.5 oz (about 1 cup) Ronzoni Smart Taste rotini pasta, uncooked
1 cup Fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
1 can 98% fat-free Cream of Chicken soup
1 can 98% fat-free Broccoli Cheese soup
1 tbsp dried minced onions
1 1/2 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, broccoli, pasta, and cheese. In a small bowl, whisk together the soups, broth, onions, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir soup mixture into the chicken mixture.
  3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir, and then bake for another 30 minutes.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition: 230 calories, 25g carbohydrate, 26g protein, 3g fat, 4g fiber, 4 weight watchers points


Calee said...

I'm definitely trying this one...tonight! :)

whozyerdanny said...

Very nice dish...great info!

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