Casseroles

Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Skillet

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This is a lighter version of your typical macaroni and cheese, but still creamy and delicious. By adding a lean protein, whole grain noodles, and some veggies you will load the dish with more nutrients and make it more filling. As a bonus this is made in a skillet on the stove top, so this dinner is ready in 30 minutes and you will have less dishes to clean up. This is a new family favorite.

5
1½ cups dried whole grain elbow macaroni
Nonstick cooking spray
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 (6.5 ounce) package light semisoft cheese with garlic and herb
1½ cups fat-free milk
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
¾ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
In a medium saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions, except do not add salt to the water; drain. Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over...
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Nutritions

Calories
895

Sodium
622mg
25% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
87g
174% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
6g
27% DV