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chicken and spinach casserole

CHICKEN AND SPINACH CASSEROLE

Hot, creamy, and deliciously comforting, this Weight Watchers casserole recipe is simple and satisfying. Loaded with protein and fiber, and topped with a wonderful bread layer that really helps to fill you up.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
  • 4 slices light whole wheat bread (diced)
  • 6 oz bag of fresh baby spinach leaves (washed)
  • 3 medium shallots (finely diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced fat milk
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place diced bread in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil and season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Spray a large, nonstick skillet with nonfat cooking spray or an olive oil mister, and set over medium high heat. Add in shallots and garlic, and sauté until onions begin to become translucent; about 2 minutes. Stir in wine, and cook until mostly evaporated; about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the flour, and stir until it’s mixed in well. Slowly stir in the milk, and bring mixture to a low boil. Add in the parmesan and cook, while stirring, until melted; about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Toss in spinach leaves, and cook until just wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add in the chicken; season with salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Pour the chicken mixture into prepared baking dish, and top with the bread. Place in oven and bake until bread is golden brown and chicken/spinach mixture is bubbling.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 1/4 cups

Each serving = 6 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
CHICKEN AND SPINACH CASSEROLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 433mg 18%
Potassium 683mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 31.5g 63%
Calcium 23%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.