HEALTHY Recipes for Casseroles. Chicken Casserole

From Country Recipes comes this terrific recipe.
Healthier Casseroles
Although down home country, recipes generally have a reputation for being full of grease and calories they are also known for being chock full of taste! What if you could have the best of both worlds? A country casserole that is a bit healthier but still as tasty as ever? A casserole by definition is really anything you want to throw together that can be cooked and served in the same dish! Even different types of meat loaf could classify as a casserole! Here is one of my favorites!

Ingredients

2-3 LBS of potatoes

1-2 LBs of boneless skinless chicken breast

Onions to taste- can be Vidalia, green or even purple

Oil

Seasoned Salt- I prefer Lawry’s brand but any will do (you can also substitute lemon pepper)

Shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 375

Instructions

Rinse and dice your potatoes, some people prefer to peel them first but if you want to get all their nutritional value it is best to leave the peelings. Do not dice extremely small! Medium sized chunks are best. Quarter an average sized potato, and then cut the quarters into approximately three-square chunks.

Oil your casserole dish and cover the bottom with your diced potatoes. Make sure there is room for chicken. There should be about a quarter or so of the dish left.

Finely dice your chosen onions. Now this step is really a matter of taste, if you prefer larger pieces of onion by all means go ahead, but if you have children who are a little onion squeamish dice them into tiny pieces and they will never know they are there. Sprinkle onion over the potatoes.

Rinse and pat dry your boneless skinless chicken breasts. You can rub them lightly with olive oil if you desire. Next coat them well in your chosen spice, seasoned salt and lemon pepper are two great choices. Lay chicken over the potatoes in your casserole dish.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 1-2 hours depending on your oven and altitude. It is a good idea to check the dish after approximately 45 minutes, as cooking time also depends on thickness of your chicken and potatoes.

Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top when baking is complete for a tasty dish! If you are trying for a super healthy version, you can forgo cheese. Other variations can include Italian dressing over chicken and potatoes instead of a particular seasoning.

This is a kid and family favorite dish, cooks love it because of the simplicity and ability to make and entire meal in one dish. You can of course add green beans, corn and sliced bread to the menu but you would not necessarily have to!

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