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Baked Macaroni, Chicken and Spinach Casserole

Baked Macaroni, Chicken and Spinach Casserole

 
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Ready in 45 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg fresh spinach
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
 

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400Β°F. Cook the macaroni according to package directions until al dente, drain and set aside. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the chicken until cooked through, 20 minutes. Chop the bacon into thick chunks and sautΓ© in a dry pan until crispy, 5 minutes. Add the spinach in batches and cook until wilted, 2 minutes.
2. Remove the chicken from the boiling water and cut into chunks. Grease a 9-inch x 9-inch baking dish. Chop the mozzarella into 1-inch cubes. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, spinach, mozzarella cheese and chicken together and fold until combined. Spread evenly in baking dish and sprinkle with panko. Bake in the oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
 

Nutrition

Per serving: 771 calories, 39g fat, 16g saturated fat, 130mg cholesterol, 914mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 3g sugar, 47g protein