Nothing satisfies a comfort food craving like a hot and cheesy casserole. With cold days approaching, this Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is going to be just the hot and hearty meal you want to come inside to after a long day. Chock full of filling chicken, brown rice and broccoli and smothered with a creamy homemade cheese sauce, you won’t believe a serving is only 327 calories or 9 Weight Watchers SmartPoints!
Not only is this the ultimate comfort dish, but a lot of it can be prepped in advance to make it a quick and easy weeknight dinner. I like to make the rice and shredded chicken ahead of time, or you can even skip part of that step with a rotisserie chicken. There are tons of ways to make shredded chicken, but my favorite is to throw it in the slow cooker with some chicken broth and water like this – it literally falls apart when it’s done. If you cook a lot of it at once you can even freeze some so the next time you need shredded chicken for a recipe you only have to thaw it out.
Yield: 8 servings
Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
9 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
327 calories, 32 g carbs, 0 g sugars, 11 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 24 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
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