Bobby’s Lighter Chicken and Rice Casserole

Bobby’s Lighter Chicken and Rice Casserole

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542 fewer calories
42g less fat


1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (8-ounce) package cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed fat-free cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup lowfat (1%) milk
2 cups cooked cubed chicken
1 (8.8-ounce) package cooked long grain and wild rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup French fried onions


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beans; return to a boil and cook until just crisp-tender, 3 – 4 minutes. Drain.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 6 – 8 minutes.

Whisk together the soup and milk in a small bowl. Add the soup mixture to the mushroom mixture, stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in the beans, cooked chicken, rice, and salt. Spoon into the baking dish. Sprinkle the fried onions over the casserole and bake, uncovered, until the casserole is bubbly and the top is golden, 20 – 25 minutes.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving (generous 3/4 cup): 261 Cal (31% from Fat, 27% from Protein, 41% from Carb); 18 g Protein; 9 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 27 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 65 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 778 mg Sodium; 37 mg Cholesterol

Original Recipe by Paula Deen: Chicken and Rice Casserole
Take It Lighter recipe courtesy of Bobby and Jamie Deen, and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Servings: 5 cups - 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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