Iftar Recipe: Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Whole-Wheat Pasta

Oman Wednesday 06/April/2022 21:49 PM
By: Statepoint
Iftar Recipe: Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Whole-Wheat Pasta

13.25 to 16 ounces whole-wheat spiral-shaped pasta
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon salt-free Italian seasoning blend or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
16 ounces frozen broccoli, thawed
1 15.25-ounce can, no salt added, whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained, or 16 ounces frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 cup fat-free, plain yogurt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt. Drain well in a colander. Return the pasta to the pot. Cover and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, cook the chicken over high heat for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the Italian seasoning blend, broccoli, corn, cream cheese, yogurt. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the cream cheese has melted.

3. Transfer the chicken mixture to the pot with the cooked pasta, stirring to mix well.

4. Transfer to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, for 15 minutes, or until heated through.