You don’t need to open a can of soup to make Homemade Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole. It is a dinner low calories and low fat that your family will love.
Homemade Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
I know opening a can is so easy and makes getting dinner on the table so much quicker, but have you ever read the ingredients? Last year I really started concentrating on cutting out processed food. Processed food is loaded with salt, sugar and chemicals. Finally, I am hearing more and more on the news about the issues with processed food and sugar. I am realistic and realize I am never going to cut out all processed food. In order to do that, I would have to do nothing but cook all day, every day. It isn’t realistic, but I can make better choices.
For this recipe for Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, make the condensed soup on Sunday. Pop it in the refrigerator and make the chicken casserole Monday. That is totally do-able. You can even double the recipe and have leftovers for later in the week! That is time well spent. You eliminated MSG and lowered your sodium intake. Did you know one can of condensed cream of chicken soup has 31% of your daily salt requirements in it. One can! That is just crazy and not necessary.
This year is all about taking baby steps to health. I am not telling you to cut all processed food, just cut some. Start with this easy and delicious comfort food, Homemade Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole. This is a dish the entire family will love and ask for time and time again. Children love it and even my spice obsessed husband loves it. Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole isn’t a dish loaded with spices and flavor, but the creamy sauce satisfies your taste buds, stomach and mind. That is the key for me. I need to satisfy my taste buds and mind, not just fill my stomach. When my mind thinks I am satisfied with the food I have eaten, I stay on my diet.
Give Homemade Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole a try. You won’t want to go back to opening a can ever again. Your family will happily sit down to dinner together. Now that is happiness for your soul.
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Homemade Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (Low Fat, Low Calorie) #SundaySupper
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 onion
- 1/4 carrot
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 3/4 cup evaporated fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Poppy Seed Chicken
- 1 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup 1% fat cottage cheese pureed
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 15 whole wheat Ritz crackers crushed
In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth, onion, carrot, garlic clove and bay leaf to a simmer.
Add the chicken and poach for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.
Remove the chicken, vegetables and bay leaf.
In a small bowl, whisk together evaporated milk and flour.
Bring to a boil the chicken broth to a boil again.
Whisk in the flour mixture.
Continue to stir while mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
Shred the chicken for the casserole
Poppy Seed Chicken
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In medium bowl, mix together cream of chicken soup, yogurt, pureed cottage cheese and poppy seeds.
Stir in the chicken and pour into the baking dish.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle Ritz crumbs on top and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
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