Since I’ve been home with no real responsibilities, I decided the least I could do was make dinner for my parents.
Sunday, I got a taste of a chicken casserole Morgan’s mom had made for their church’s Christmas party, and loved it so much I asked for the recipe.
Chicken ‘n Dressing Casserole
4-5 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. plain fat free Greek yogurt
1 box Stove Top dressing, prepared as directed on box (you could use 2 boxes if you want more dressing)
Preheat oven to 350*. Grease a casserole dish. Spread 1/4 of prepared dressing into bottom of dish. Spread all of cooked chicken on top of dressing. Mix soup and sour cream. Spread over chicken. Spread remaining 3/4 of dressing over top. Bake until browned on, or about 30 minutes.
I served this with some rice.
And steamed broccoli.
Such a warm meal!
Chocolate Chili (Adapted from Cooking Light’s Cincinnati Turkey Chili)
8 oz. whole wheat spaghetti, prepared according to package directions
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 1/2 c. chopped onion, divided
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs. chili powder
4 tbs. tomato paste
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 c. fat free chicken broth
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
3 tbs. chopped semisweet chocolate
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add ground beef; cook until browned. Add 1 c. onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder, tomato paste, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, and allspice; cook one minute. Add chicken broth, beans, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate and salt. Serve chili over prepared spaghetti; top with remaining 1/2 c. onion and cheese.
Optional: Make a face with noodles, plain Greek yogurt, cheese, and onion.
Both recipes are definitely keepers! Yum yum yum.
I’m currently watching The Biggest Loser. Is anyone else excited for the finale?
P.S. Don’t forget to send me your recipes!