Healthy Hearty Chicken Casserole

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Healthy Hearty Chicken Casserole

Healthy Hearty Chicken Casserole

Casseroles are a great dish to prep in advance and make to bring for lunch throughout the week. Unlike the majority of casseroles, this one is gluten, dairy and grain free so it works for everyone. The combination of hearty vegetables and chicken topped with toasted ground nuts and yeast gives a delicious flavor that is packed with protein and fiber to power your day. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 6 Tablespoons pine nuts
  • 6 Tablespoons pecans, chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • dash of sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 eggplants, chopped
  • 4 cups roasted chicken, cubed
  • 2 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a casserole dish with coconut oil.

  2. In a small skillet, place the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and pecans. Saute until golden brown. Remove from heat and pulse in a food processor with the nutritional yeast and dash of salt. Set the nut mixture aside.

  3. In a large skillet, place the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 5 minutes. Add the pepper and eggplant and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Mix in the chicken, tomatoes, basil and wine. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 5 minutes.

  5. Spread the chicken and veggie mixture into the prepared casserole pan. Evenly sprinkle the nut mixture over the top of the casserole. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes. 

  6. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 223 calories, 7g fat, 320mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, and 19g protein. 

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