Casseroles

Chicken Penne Casserole with Corn and Zucchini

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This healthy Chicken Penne Casserole with Corn and Zucchini is oozing with melted cheese and a smooth, creamy sauce! It’s the perfect clean eating dinner to showcase some of summer’s best produce!

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8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta, cooked and drained (can substitute with regular penne pasta)
1 tablespoon butter
? cup white whole wheat flour (can substitute with all-purpose flour)
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup 1% milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
9 ounces (about 1 ½ cups) cooked, diced chicken
1 zucchini, diced into very small pieces
Kernels from 2 ears of fresh corn (about 1 ½ cups), or you can substitute with frozen corn kernels
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add flour and stir to cook for about 1 minute. Whisk...
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Nutritions

Calories
2130

Sodium
2808mg
117% DV

Fat
205g
316% DV

Protein
21g
43% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

This crispy fried chicken sandwich recipe is better than Chik-Fil-A, Popeye's or McDonald's! The chicken breast is brined in pickle juice, breaded with flavorful seasonings, fried until golden brown, and then piled on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. Serve the sandwich with a side of waffle fries and homemade Chik-Fil-A sauce for dipping!

4 chicken cutlets
1/2 c milk
1/2 c dill pickle juice
2 c all purpose flour
2 T confectioners sugar
2 t baking powder
2 t paprika
2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 egg
oil ( for frying )
4 sandwich buns ( buttered and griddled )
Optional for serving ( lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles )
Chik-Fil-A Sauce:
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T honey
2 t prepared yellow mustard
1 t lemon juice
4
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pickle juice.
  • Add the chicken to the milk mixture and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to (but...
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Nutritions

Calories
631

Sodium
1717mg
71% DV

Fat
4g
6% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
127g
43% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV