Healthier CHEESY Chicken Bake Recipe (Meal Prep)

Cheesy Chicken Bake Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

Lose weight or gain muscle with this HEALTHIER Cheesy Chicken Bake recipe. Packed with flavor, protein and THREE cheeses…THREE! Meal prep never tasted so good!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 Cups (496g) Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
  • 1 Cup (112g) Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Ounces (112g) Cooked Pasta
  • 8 Tablespoons (40g) Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Pounds (32 Ounces) Cooked Chicken (or Any Other Lean Protein such as Ground Beef, Turkey, Tofu, etc)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped White Onion
  • 1 Can (10 3/4 Ounces/305g) 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken
  • 1/4 Cup (28g) Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 2326
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 3041mg
  • Carbs: 179g
  • Fiber: 20g
  • Sugar: 29g
  • Protein: 299g

Calories in each serving (if you make 6):

  • Calories: 387
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 506.3mg
  • Carbs: 29.8g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Protein: 49.8g

How to make:

  1. Chop up your Mushrooms, Green Bell Pepper and White Onion.
  2. Cook your Chicken and Pasta.
  3. Add all of your ingredients into a large bowl aside from your Bread Crumbs and mix everything together.
  4. Evenly distribute your mix into a baking dish.
  5. Top it with your Bread Crumbs.
  6. Bake on 350F/176C for 45 minutes or until the edges start to bubble.

Tips:

  • Spice it up by adding in some chili sauce!
  • Keep it in the fridge and it’ll usually last around 5-7 days (you can also freeze it)!

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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