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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Chicken & Artichoke Casserole

Catsroomie, one of the excellent weight loss surgery cooks in the Neighborhood recently posted this recipe for Chicken & Artichoke Casserole:

Just came across this recipe on Allrecipes.com and it sounds delicious. Haven't tried it yet, but I plan to this weekend.


Artichoke Chicken

INGREDIENTS
1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, well drained and chopped (marinated preferred)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 pinch garlic pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic pepper. Place chicken in a greased baking dish, and cover evenly with artichoke mixture.

3. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear.

Mastercook nutritionals Per Serving for 4 servings (I'm figuring it would make 8 for WLSers): 667 Calories; 53g Fat (69.3% calories from fat); 41g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 119mg Cholesterol; 706mg Sodium. Exchanges: 5 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat.

There were a couple of suggestions added: Drain the artichokes well, squeezing as much liquid out as possible; use half sour cream in place of half the mayonnaise; add some crumbled bacon.

It's relatively low carb. If you're concerned about the fat content, you could make modifications to lower the fat.

I tried this recipe with a minor modification to lower the fat and it was FANTASTIC! Husband even commented that he was pleased there would be leftovers. To lower the fat I omitted the mayonnaise and used 1 10.75-ounce can Campbells Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup to reduce the fat.

For more great recipes and community help with healthy modifications visit the LivingAfterWLS Community Kitchen.


1 comment:

Pork Chop Recipe said...

HI Kaye, thanks for the great recipe for this chicken and artichoke casserole...

While I preferred a low fat ingredients, I will probably decrease the amount of mayonnaise and Parmesan Cheese to only 1/2 cup. The only problem is, will this affected the taste of this recipe?