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Easy chicken casserole

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    Easy chicken casserole Heart Smart Low Sodium

    Fill up with fiber-rich whole-grain pasta! It’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer and help to keep your digestive system healthy.

    Ingredients

    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    8 bone-in chicken breast halves (3 to 4 ounces each)
    2 medium onions, diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    4 ribs celery, diced
    2/3 cup chopped basil
    1/2 cup chopped parsley
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    1/3 cup sliced black olives
    1/4 cup capers, drained
    1 28-ounce can Italian-seasoned tomatoes, chopped
    8 cups whole-grain macaroni pasta

    Directions

    1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chicken breast halves. Cook 2 minutes on each side. (Chicken will not be fully cooked.) Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
    2. In the same skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook 3 minutes. Add celery and cook 5 more minutes. Add basil, parsley, vinegar, black olives, capers and tomatoes. Stir to combine.
    3. Add chicken to the sauce and turn up heat to bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until chicken is done through.
    4. While chicken is cooking in sauce, prepare macaroni pasta according to package directions.
    5. Place 1 chicken breast half on 1 cup cooked pasta and pour 1/2 cup sauce over the top. Serve warm.

    Makes 8 servings

    Recipe contains: wheat

    Carb choices per serving: 3

    *Option not included in nutrition facts.

    chicken-casserole

    Take it easy and prepare this dish using your slow cooker! Cook the chicken as you would in step 1. Then place all ingredients except pasta in a slow cooker set on low for 4 to 5 hours. (You can also cook it on high for 3 to 4 hours.) When the chicken/sauce is almost done, continue with steps 4 and 5. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts