Retro Recipe Revamp


Original retro Chicken Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups, cooked, chopped boneless chicken breast (about 4 breast)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons,chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 (8 ounce)can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed potato chips

DIRECTIONS

  • 1
    Combine chicken and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well.
  • 2
    Combine mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • 3
    Add mayonnaise mixture to chicken mixture; stir well to combine. Spoon mixture into 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with cheese. Top cheese evenly with chips. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-16 minutes or until bubbly and chips are golden brown.
  • 4
    Makes 6 servings


And now for the revamp.  I replaced the sour cream and mayonnaise mixture for plain greek yogurt.  If you have never used greek yogurt to cook with, yet, you are missing out.  It add flavor, is packed with nutrients, and is easier on your waistline.  Additionally, replacing a creamy, high fat cheese, such as swiss, with a hard, lower fat cheese such as parmesan is also a waistline saver.

Revamped RETRO CHICKEN CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups, cooked, chopped boneless chicken breast (about 4 breast)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons,chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 (8 ounce)can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesean Cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed potato chips (baked)

DIRECTIONS

  • 1
    Combine chicken and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well.
  • 2
    Combine mayonnaise and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • 3
    Add mayonnaise mixture to chicken mixture; stir well to combine. Spoon mixture into 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with cheese. Top cheese evenly with chips. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-16 minutes or until bubbly and chips are golden brown.
  • 4
    Makes 6 servings

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