Thursday, November 17, 2011

Recipe Review: Weight Watchers Chicken and Cheese Casserole

There was a baby boom in my Sunday school class this year. I am not kidding you! Many of the babies were due in October and November of this year. Our Sunday school class always provides meals for the family for the first few weeks after they have their baby. With all the babies being born around the same time I felt like I needed to find a new recipe to make. It is boring make the same casserole dish over and over again.

I found this recipe on Pinterest. I made it for a family in my Sunday school class, because it was healthy and I had all the ingredients at home in my pantry.

The Ingredients

Cut up chicken and line in the bottom of the pan.

I used one can of Cream of Mushroom and one can of Cream of Chicken.

Stir soups together and add milk

I added some salt and pepper and mixed everything together.

Next, I added Weight Watchers shredded cheese.

Next, cook your noodles, I used penne.

Add your noodles to your soup mixture.

Stir together.

This is the finished product!! Doesn't it look good!

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Weight Watchers Chicken and Cheese Casserole
Source: Food.com / Pinterest

Ingredients
2 cups cooked macaroni
2 cups chicken breasts, chopped
2 cups cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
2 cups skim milk
8 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large casserole, combine all ingredients, mixing well.

Bake,covered, 35-45 minutes.

Remove cover; bake 10-15 minutes longer.

Serve immediately.

Servings 8; 6 PointsPlus

27 comments:

mrsmarkdave said...

Hmmm - that even looks like something I'd eat, and I'm pretty picky. Looks good!!!

Melissa said...

This recipe looks good ( and easy )
=)

Thanks so much for sharing!

Dana Garard said...

You do not have Cream of chicken soup in the ingredient list is it included in your points plus calculation? Just wanted to verify.

Living a Changed Life said...

Dana - The Ingredients called for 2 cups cream of mushroom soup. However, when I made this I only had 1 can of cream of mushroom soup so, I used 1 can of cream of chicken to make two cans. I did the pointsplus values based off of the 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, like the recipe says. Thanks for your questions!

Dana Garard said...

Thank you for clearing that up for me. Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

don't you have to cook the chicken?

Living a Changed Life said...

I did not cook the chicken in advance. I let it cook all together in the oven.

Mother Rimmy said...

It's hard to believe a casserole this delicious looking could be so low in points. Wonderful!

meason98 said...

oooooh adding this to my list of things to make soon. Thinkin I will toss in some peas or broccoli too.....

Mrs Swan said...

I am making this for dinner tonight :) Subbing one can of cream of broccoli and adding shredded broccoli. I can't wait!

Britty said...

Yummy! This looks really good :) (and YAY you don't have to cook the chicken ahead of time! Makes it even easier!) I would love to sub in broccoli like PP's and maybe some Sun-dried tomatoes, YUM! Husband will love this. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Can this be frozen and used at a later time. As a freezer meal?

Living a Changed Life said...

Anonymous - I have never tried to freeze this meal and save it for later. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

Do you know the calorie count?

Living a Changed Life said...

Anonymous - I do not know the calorie count for this recipe.

Anonymous said...

I cooked mine for 40 min covered at 350 and when I uncovered it, my chicken was raw. Put it back in for longer. My pieces looked about the same size as your picture. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

would you say 1 serving is about 1 cup?

Jennifer @ Living a Changed Life said...

Anonymous - I am not sure why your chicken didn't cook all the way. You can always feel free to cook the chicken first, before you put it in the bottom of the pan.

I think a serving is about 1 cup.

Caitlin said...

I just made this tonight, and it was fantastic!!! Thanks for the great find

Katie said...

Is this about a cup, per serving?

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight and it was a big hit! Mine turned out a little soupier than the picture, but otherwise it was great! I also used one can of each soup and when I calculated the points it was still 6 points/serving. I did cook the chicken prior to layering the casserole and I used rigatoni pasta. Will be making this again!

nikki said...

Have you tried this with your SOS cream soup alternative?

geeg said...

Hi. Found your blog while searching for some WW recipes. Tried this one tonight and my kids LOVED it. Not a small task since I have 5 kids and I can't remember a time when they all agreed on a meal. My son just ate some leftovers... I was a little worried about how the uncooked chicken would work out - no problem. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel M said...

I LOVE this recipe!!! I've made it three times now. It's similar to chicken Alfredo but without all the fat!! The only thing I do different is I bake the chicken first, then add it to the casserole and bake per directions. Seems to make the chicken a little more tender.

Patricia Ortiz said...

I don't like mushroom soup at all have you tried with different soups? Any suggestions on a different soup

CityGirl4Ag said...

I made this recipe with a few tweaks. I seasoned the chicken with a generous amount of Adobo seasoning. I also used egg noodles in place of macaroni. Trying to save WW points, I halved the amount of chicken, cheese and milk. I used one can of cream of chicken and one can of cream of mushroom (instead of two). I also added broccoli. It came out really great - doesn't taste like a Weight Watchers recipe at all! The entire dish was 40 Points +. I highly recommend this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie Soffritti said...

Did you cook macaroni all the way. Or jist a pittle. Does it come out soggy after baking??

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