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Creamy Chicken Mexican Pasta Bake

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Creamy pasta dish made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and chicken making this a flavorful dish with Mexican flavor.

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1 lb. Orzo pasta, boiled to al dente and drained
2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sautéed or grilled, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 ears of corn, cooked and kernels removed or 1 ½ cups of corn (I prefer fresh or frozen)
1 – 1 ½ cup fresh cilantro, torn into small pieces
2 fresh jalapenos, diced
4 ounce can diced green chiles
6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 to 1 ½ cups Monterrey Jack Cheese
½ cup Cojita Mexican cheese
1 cup fresh pico, simple recipe: 1 large tomato diced, ½ white onion diced, ½ lime juice, 1/3 cup cilantro, salt, garlic powder to taste, pinch pepper
Heat oven to 350. Lightly spray baking dish with cooking spray, I use a 1-2 qt. oval one, but you can use square too. Cook pasta as directed and drain, set aside. Make sure all the vegetables are diced,...
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Nutritions

Calories
1104

Sodium
1089mg
45% DV

Fat
66g
102% DV

Protein
17g
35% DV

Carbs
24g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

A pot of homemade Chicken and Rice Soup is a cozy farmhouse favorite! Made from scratch with tender chicken breasts, fresh vegetables and white rice, it's a nourishing meal that will warm you from the inside out. Add biscuits, dinner rolls, or a crusty loaf of bread to complete the satisfying, easy dinner on a chilly day.

2 bone in skin on chicken breasts
1 T canola oil
1/2 c finely diced onion
1/2 c finely diced celery
1/2 c finely diced carrots
1 clove minced garlic
1 bay leaf
2 t minced fresh thyme
2 t minced fresh rosemary
8 c chicken stock
4 c cooked white rice
2 T chopped fresh parsley
1 T fresh lemon juice
12 cups
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken and cook...
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Nutritions

Calories
7467

Sodium
8299mg
345% DV

Fat
81g
125% DV

Protein
269g
538% DV

Carbs
1348g
458% DV

Fiber
59g
238% DV

Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Family friendly Tuna Noodle Casserole made with a simple cheddar cheese sauce and crunchy buttery Parmesan panko breadcrumbs,

Tuna Casserole:
8 ounces wide egg noodles
5 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
5 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups milk (2%)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 cup shredded white cheddar
2 pouches tuna in water
1 cup frozen baby peas
Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter melted
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
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Nutritions

Calories
517

Sodium
605mg
25% DV

Fat
30g
46% DV

Protein
20g
41% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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