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Chicken and Rice Casserole reminds me of being a kid. My Mom used to make it for dinner all the time.

Her version was delicious, but it was made with mayonnaise and cream of chicken soup. Not exactly a WW friendly dinner.

I lightened up the recipe by making my own cream of chicken soup. It’s really easy to make! I also left out the mayonnaise.

I kept the cream of chicken low in points by leaving out the butter.

How to make homemade cream of chicken soup:

To start I added chicken broth to a saucepan over medium high heat.

Next, I added flour to a medium size bowl and slowly whisked in the skim milk. You want to add it very slow so there aren’t any clumps of flour.

Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the chicken broth. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper and bring to a simmer.

Let it simmer for 2 minutes and remove from the heat.

How to make Chicken and Rice Casserole:

Once the cream of chicken soup is made you can start making the casserole.

In a large bowl add the uncooked minute rice and stir in the cream of chicken soup.

For this recipe, you need 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken. It’s perfect for leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken.

Add the shredded chicken to the rice and mix together. If you want you can add 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables too.

Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray and pour in the chicken and rice. I used a 9×9 baking dish.

I love my all white baking dish. It also comes in five super cute colors.

Top the rice with reduced fat shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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I counted this recipe as four servings. They’re big servings! This casserole is perfect with a side of vegetables or a low point salad.

Chicken and Rice Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups minute rice (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add the chicken broth to a saucepan over medium high heat.

  3. Add the flour to a medium size bowl and slowly whisk in the skim milk. Add it slowly so there aren't any clumps of flour.

  4. Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the chicken broth. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

  5. Let simmer for 2 minutes then remove from heat.

  6. In a large bowl add the uncooked minute rice and stir in the cream of chicken soup. Add the shredded chicken, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Mix together.

  7. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add the chicken and rice. Top with the shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Bubble Up Pizza Casserole

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Divan Casserole

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Recipe Rating




Linda

Thursday 28th of July 2022

Can't use all-purpose flour. Could I use gluten-free?

WW (Weight Watchers) Weekly Meal Plan #174 – Keeping On Point

Saturday 23rd of July 2022

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