Chicken Stuffing Bake

 

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

My family loves this easy-to-make casserole dish.  It’s great as a leftover & warms up well. I use chicken tenders but you can also use chicken breasts. If you like spicy food, you can substitute spicy diced tomatoes instead of plain diced tomatoes. I like to serve with green beans or a spinach salad.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:  214 calories, 11 grams protein,  7 grams of fat,  26 grams of CHO, 2 grams dietary fiber, 573 mg sodium.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Bake Time: 30 minutes

Serves:  6 Serving Size:  1 cup

 Ingredients

  • 1 – 28 oz diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pk (6 oz) Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 ½ pounds of boneless skinless chicken tenders, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix tomatoes, stuffing, water and garlic until the mixture is just moist.  Layer the chicken tenders, basil and mozzarella in a casserole dish.  Top with stuffing mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is done.

Shopping List

  • 1 – 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 pk (6 oz) Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • dried basil
  • 1 ½ pounds of boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • shredded mozzarella cheese

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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, www.KentuckianaHEALTHWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 12 grandchildren.    

 

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