Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Summer Casserole

My mom has a pretty large garden, so on our last visit out to see her, she sent me home with a couple of large zucchinis. In my quest to find a recipe for a casserole that uses chicken and zucchini, but did NOT contain sour cream or cream of chicken soup, I came across this recipe from the Taste of Home website. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, so I adapted it to create what I am calling Summer Casserole. Ben loves the chicken in this casserole, and Sam, as usual, cleared his plate!

Summer Casserole

 1 medium zucchini, peeled, quartered and sliced
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
dash of salt
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut-up and cooked
1 cup chicken-flavored stuffing mix
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, cook zucchini and carrots in 1 tablespoon oil 5-6 minutes or until tender; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the onion in remaining oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chicken; cook for 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Remove from heat; gently stir in zucchini and carrots.

Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with stuffing mix; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Bake, uncovered 5 minutes longer. Yield: 6 servings

Note: The next time I make this, I plan to simmer the vegetables in water instead of sauteing in oil to cut down on some of the fat content.


  1. And how did Owen feel about this? And Daddio?

  2. Daddio didn't really comment, if I remember correctly. (I actually made this weeks ago, but kept pushing it back for my blueberry recipes). But he's never really a fan of veggie meals.

    Owen at the chicken and the carrots. With a lot of effort, but that's how he always is at dinner time.


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