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Creamy Chicken Casserole | Weight Watchers

This delicious Creamy Chicken Casserole is just 6 SmartPoints for a massive portion on Weight Watchers Freestyle plan. It is 6 SmartPoints on the myWW Blue plan and the myWW Purple plan. It is 7 SmartPoints on the myWW Green plan.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Keyword weight watchers chicken recipes, Weight watchers creamy chicken casserole, Weight watchers dinner recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 277kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large skinless chicken breasts chopped into strips
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 500 g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced

For the sauce

  • 3/4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 350 ml chicken stock
  • 120 ml skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp half fat creme fraiche or alternative - see post
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC / 350oF /170oC Fan
  • Place the flour, salt and pepper in a bag or tub and add the chicken strips. Toss until they are fully coated with the seasoned flour. 
  • Heat a quarter of the olive oil in a good non stick pan and add a third of the chicken. Turn a few times until the chicken is sealed on all sides and parts of it have turned a light golden brown. Remove from the pan and place in a large casserole dish. Cook the rest of the chicken this way - in two more batches, adding 1/4 tbsp of oil to the pan before adding the chicken. The chicken does not have to be cooked through, it just needs to be sealed to prevent it from becoming dry and tough when baked later. 
  • Add the last 1/4 tbsp of oil to the pan and scrape up any bits of flour that have stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the chopped onion and fry for a few minutes until they have started to soften. Add the mushroom and saute for a few more minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and cook until the mushrooms have softened and all the water has cooked off. Add the minced garlic and saute for a further 1 - 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from the heat and spoon over the chicken strips. 

For the sauce

  • In a saucepan, heat 3/4 tbsp of olive oil over a medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of flour and mix to make a paste. Stir for 1 - 2 minutes. Add a little of the chicken stock and whisk or stir in, till combined and smooth. Carry on adding the stock, bit by bit until it is all incorporated and has turned to smooth sauce. Add the skimmed milk and bring to a simmer. 
  • Once the sauce has come to a simmer, remove from the heat and stir in the half fat creme fraiche. Season to taste. 
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken, mushrooms and onions. Place the casserole dish in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes. 
  • Serve warm. See serving suggestion above. 

Notes

Please be aware that the nutritional information below has been automatically generated and does not account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc.  It should therefore be considered as an estimate.
PointedKitchen.com has calculated Weight Watchers Smart Points based on the individual ingredients used to make this recipe and not from the following nutritional information.
PointedKitchen.com is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to your reliance on this nutritional information.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 763mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.5mg