Vegetable Chicken Casserole Recipe

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  • Total: 42 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 17 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
521 Calories
27g Fat
31g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 521
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 945mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 39g
Calcium 426mg 33%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This hearty recipe for vegetable chicken casserole cooks entirely in the microwave oven. It's a delicious make ahead, freezable recipe full of Swiss cheese, broccoli, and red peppers. Follow the directions for freezing and you'll have dinner ready in minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. medium egg noodles
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 16 oz. pkg. frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and red peppers, thawed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. In 3-quart microwave safe casserole dish, mix noodles, water, and chicken broth. Cover with lid and microwave on high for 6 minutes, stirring once during cooking.

  2. Add vegetables, onion, chicken, and seasonings. Cover and microwave on high for 7 to 9 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until vegetables are hot and crisp-tender and noodles are tender.

  3. Stir in half of ​the cheese and mix well. Sprinkle casserole with remaining cheese. Cook, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted.

  4. To freeze casserole, do not thaw vegetables. Cook noodles as directed above and then cool in the refrigerator until cold. Add vegetables, onion, chicken, seasonings, and half of the cheese; sprinkle with remaining cheese, wrap well, label, and freeze up to 3 months.

  5. To thaw and reheat, thaw casserole overnight in the refrigerator. Microwave on medium for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring once. Then microwave on high for 1 to 3 minutes until noodles and vegetables are tender and casserole is thoroughly heated.