Chicken Taco Noodle Casserole

Some nights I am searching in my pantry for dinner items.  I get tired of the same thing every night/week.  My husband is kind of on the Adkins diet but he does the healthier version of it where he doesn’t really east red meat or pork.  We eat a lot of spinach (instead of regular lettuce) and ground turkey breast or chicken.  He just stays away from carbs.  So making dinner can some what be a struggle to come up with things that we can all eat.  We as a family are not picky eaters which makes it great.  Just coming up with new things is always the problem.  Sure I see wonderful things on Pinterest but just never follow through with them.

So, we love tacos and decided to make a casserole.  But instead of using chips as topping I used a low carb noodle instead.  Called Dreamfields.  Low in carbs/high in fiber.  Tastes great and great alternative to a regular pasta(I think it tastes the same).

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Frozen Chicken Tenderloins
  • 2 cups of uncooked pasta (I used Dream Fields low carb)
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of thickly chopped black olives
  • couple roman tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup of taco seasoning or 1 package
  • 2 tbs of dried onion flakes or dice up some onion
  • shredded cheese of choice

Start by lightly spraying or using some olive oil and spread around bottom and sides.  Lay down frozen chicken.  Add rest of ingredients Except add the cheese at the very end (10 minutes to the end of the cooking) to the top and cover the top completely.  Cook at 375′ for about 35 minutes.  The frozen chicken will also add some liquid so that is why only using one can of broth.  You are not making a soup out of this but a casserole.  Test a noodle and  if you need to add more liquid.  During the cooking (before the cheese) lightly go in with a spoon and just rearrange the noodles a bit.

Once done you can top with sour cream, salsa or anything else that you enjoy!

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About Leslie Pleasants

Leslie Pleasants is the founder of Today's Every Mom. Inspired by her own busy life with kiddos she set out to create a spot where Moms of any stage or age could find relevant and resourceful advice.