SKINNY CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE

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Easy Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole using NO cream soups and made in about 30 minutes! Put this on your dinner menu – you will love this easy meal!

Last Thursday, my three year old little man Tate turned FOUR!! That means, for almost one month, I’ll have not one, but TWO 4-year olds. Crazy!

Having “Irish twins” is a bit normal to me now, but sometimes when I really stop and think about it, I can’t even believe it! It seems so weird that I have two boys that close in age. I had an 11-month old at home when I went into the hospital and gave birth to another infant. Isn’t that nuts?!

At the time I found out about the pregnancy, I was devastated. Crushed. We had just moved to a small (but darling) two bedroom condo. Meaning, you guessed it, three boys squeezed into one room. No room for 4! My husband had just started a new job and was extremely stressed. I was having a hard time transitioning from two totally independent kids, to three. We were having car problems and were down to one at the time. I was driving to and from downtown to drop off and pick up my husband with kids in tow or he was stuck taking the bus for hours every day. And money was tight since we had just finished graduate school and were starting to pay back our student loans.

Things were NOT easy.

Then to find out that I was pregnant so soon after our third, was a sure test of my marriage, my relationship with my kids and my faith. But I know Heavenly Father only gives us things that we can handle. And as hard as it was to do the baby thing all over again so quickly and under those less than stellar circumstances, I did it.

And I wouldn’t change it for ANYTHING.

SKINNY CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE
SKINNY CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-5 green onions, diced
  • 1 (14-oz) pkg. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups cooked boneless, skinless chicken, cubed
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2½ cups cooked brown rice (I used instant)
  • 1 (5.3-oz) fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil. Add green onions and mushrooms. Cook until tender.
  3. Add chicken. Sprinkle with flour. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, or until thick and bubbly.

You can find complete recipes of this Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole in yummyhealthyeasy.com

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