Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole
Enjoy this great Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe, and watch your waist line shrink when you eat it. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but there is still plenty to like and enjoy in this Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe. Perhaps the first thing to like about it is that it is a casserole recipe. And the best thing about pretty much anything that is labeled a casserole recipe is that it almost always means that whatever you are preparing is a relaxed recipe that you can change up and alter as you want or need. So if you want to add more veggies, chicken, rice and so on, you can feel very free to do so. The nice thing about casseroles is just how easily they can be adapted to accommodate whatever it is you want to make and do for dinner tonight. So keep that in mind as you read this particular Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe.
This Skinny Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe includes some really great ingredients. First, it is made using olive oil, which is one of the best oils that you can use. There are at least twelve known antioxidants in olive oil. As well, this dish includes garlic, another nutritional powerhouse. The World’s Healthiest Foods site recommends that all of us eat at least some small amount of fresh garlic each and every day because of its potent health benefits that all of us could use. Dairy is another good ingredient that brings plenty of calcium and magnesium to the mix as well as protein that we need to develop strong bones and muscles. The chicken is also good and offers us plenty of protein, too, which is filling and nutritious. Greek yogurt, which is richer in protein than the usual yogurt, also brings the goodness of dairy, magnesium and calcium to the mix of this great dish.
This recipe is also quick and easy to make, in part because you start with already cooked ingredients in the chicken and rice. The recipe recommends that you use instant rice, but consider preparing standard brown rice the day before so that you can use this nutritional rice in this recipe. The recipe also adds mushrooms, which are also a good food to include as part of your regular food plan. You could also add green peas to this dish, or sautéed red peppers. Both or just one or the other would add plenty of color, taste and texture to this recipe. Enjoy this recipe on a day when you need some extra nutrition to bump up your day. This dish will fill you up and really satisfy you.
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