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Ritz Chicken Casserole – Weight Watchers

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I LOVE a good chicken casserole. A low point chicken casserole is even better!

This Ritz Chicken Casserole is only 3 Freestyle points per serving. You could have two servings for only 6 points!

It’s also very easy to make. I bought a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to make it even easier.

It’s also a perfect recipe for leftover chicken, or you could bake it fresh yourself.

The first thing I did was shredded the chicken. Then, I added Healthy Request Cream of Chicken condensed soup, fat-free sour cream, skim milk and seasonings to a mixing bowl.

I mixed it together, then added in my chicken and vegetables. I bought a small bag of frozen carrots and peas. I wanted to add some veggies to make it a little more filling.

I used a pie pan to cook the casserole but you can also use an 8×8 pyrex dish. I sprayed the pie pan with no-stick cooking spray, then added the chicken mixture.

Next up I added a 1/2 cup of shredded, reduced-fat Mexican cheese. You could also use reduced fat cheddar, I just happened to have reduced-fat Mexican cheese.

Instead of using regular Ritz crackers I bought the reduced-fat Ritz crackers. That helped to save points. I took 10 of the crackers and put them in a zip up bag and used a meat mallet to smash them into small pieces.

Once my crackers were all smashed I added them to the dish.

Instead of drizzling the dish with melted butter I sprayed the crackers with Pam Superior No Stick Cooking Spray. I like it because it is real olive oil. You can use up to 8 sprays for 0 points.

Not using butter in this dish saved a ton of points!

I baked it in the oven for 30 minutes. It’s a quick and delicious dish….a perfect weeknight meal.

Ritz Chicken Casserole – Weight Watchers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Yield: 6 Servings (3 Freestyle points per serving)

Course: Main Course
Keyword: freestyle, weight watchers, WWFreestyle
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 10 1/2 oz. can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken condensed soup
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup peas and carrots (I used frozen)
  • 10 reduced-fat Ritz crackers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add the soup, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley to a mixing bowl. Stir together then add the chicken and vegetables.

  3. Spray a pie pan or 8×8 baking pan with no-stick cooking spray, then add the chicken mixture.

  4. Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken mixture.

  5. Add the Ritz crackers to a zip up baggie. Use a meat mallet or pan to smash up the crackers. Sprinkle on top of the cheese.

  6. Spray the crackers with no-stick cooking spray, then place the dish in the oven.

  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the crackers have turned golden brown. Enjoy!

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