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Chicken Vegetable Casserole

This Chicken Vegetable Casserole only cooks in the oven for twenty minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Author Kelli Miller

Ingredients

  • 12 oz chicken breasts pre-cooked and diced
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp butter unsalted
  • 10 oz skim milk
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 7 oz whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 yellow or orange bell peppers chopped
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli chopped
  • 1/3 cup monterey jack cheese
  • nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray

Pasta:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. During the last two minutes of cooking, add chopped broccoli. Drain and set aside.

Sauce:

  1. Preheat small pan over medium heat. Add butter and allow it to melt. Add flour and stir for about a minute. Add milk and continue to stir until it starts to bubble. Reduce heat and stirm in pepper, italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta mix, chicken and remaining chopped vegetable. Pour sauce over the top and mix to coat. Pour into the baking dish. Sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove cover and allow cheese to fully melt.