Saturday, November 14, 2015

Smothered Chicken Casserole

Prep Time :30 minutes      Total Time :1 hour 5 minutes   Servings 4 
Enjoy this creamy chicken casserole baked with chicken thighs, broccoli and angel hair pasta. The bacon sprinkled on top adds to the "yum" factor!

1            tablespoon oil
4            boneless skinless chicken thighs 
1/2         teaspoon garlic salt  
1/4         teaspoon pepper 
6            ounces uncooked angel hair pasta  
1            can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup 
 1-1/4     cups half-and-half  
1/2         teaspoon smoked paprika  
2            cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen broccoli florets, cut into smaller pieces 
3            slices precooked bacon, crumbled  

1 .        Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Cook chicken 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). 
2 .        Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. In large bowl, mix soup, half-and-half and paprika; reserve 3/4 cup sauce. Stir in cooked pasta and frozen broccoli. 
3 .        Place pasta mixture in casserole; top with chicken thighs. Spoon reserved sauce over chicken thighs. Top with bacon. Cover and bake 20 minutes; uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce bubbles. 
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