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Chicken & rice crescent topped casserole

September 29, 2016

Fall and casseroles just go hand in hand don’t they.. You all know I like to keep my dishes simple, who has time to be in the kitchen for hours cooking up dinner.. not me that’s for sure! I’ve been wanting to do a chicken and rice dish for awhile now, but I wanted to put a little spin on it.. This crescent topped dish is so good, it’s comfort food at it’s best! I promise it is so easy to make and can be in your oven in about 10 minutes! Serves 6 at 8 freestyle smart points per serving.


4.8 from 5 reviews
Chicken & rice crescent topped casserole
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
8 SP blue & purple, 9 SP green/9pp per serving
  • 1 can of low fat cream of chicken soup (284ml)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk (I used 1%)
  • Juice from ½ squeezed lemon
  • 10 oz cooked chicken (I used shredded but cubed will work to)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli (feel free to swap out for a different veggie to suit you)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (or brown if you prefer but it's 2 points higher)
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • ⅔ cup reduced fat shredded cheese (I used a 3 cheese blend)
  • 1 pkg pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, microwave your frozen broccoli with 3Tbsp of water for 2-3 minutes, mixing it half way.
  3. In a large bowl mix your soup, chicken, broth, broccoli, cooked rice, lemon, milk, shredded cheese and salt & pepper. Stir well.
  4. Pour out into your casserole dish.
  5. Take your crescent roll dough and keep it rolled up, cut into 8 equal parts (cut in half, then cut those halves in half) cut all 8 pieces in 4 (see picture below)
  6. Evenly place biscuit pieces over your chicken mixture, sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  7. Bake in oven for approx 28-30 minutes, until your crescent rolls are golden brown.
  8. Makes 6 servings, each serving weighs out at approx 11oz and incl 5 crescent pieces.
SP blue & purple 8 using WW recipe builder
SP green- 9 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 9 using PP calculator
Nutritional info (not incl broccoli) per serving.. Calories 328..Fat 8.6g...Saturated fat 3.6g... Carbs 38.4g... Fiber 0.4g... Sugars 5.4g... Protein 24.2g using My Fitness Pal









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    Reply Jennifer October 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Kate, I’m going to make this tonight but I wondered where the chicken broth comes in to play? It’s listed in the ingredients but I don’t know where you used it in the recipe. Thanks for any help! (@ww_tallandfabulous)

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      Reply Drizzle October 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Hi Jennifer, sorry I left it out in the directions, probably because I already listed “soup” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have since added it, it is just mixed with everything at the same time, I saw your post and it looks awesome, so I am assuming you figured it out ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Reply Jennifer October 14, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Thanks Kate! I sure did. ๐Ÿ™‚ This dish was FANTASTIC!

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    Reply sarah valle January 2, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    This was delicious! A hit for the whole family. Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle January 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Glad you all enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Brenda Neufeld January 14, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    can you make this ahead and freeze it? Trying to make a bunch of meals ahead.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Do you mean freeze it before you bake? I have not personally tried it but I think it should work out

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        Reply MN Mashy March 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

        This was delicious! I made it tonight and my kids gobbled it up. Thanks for the recipe! And the portions are very generous! I have enough left over ingredients that I plan to make another one and freeze it. I think it should be ok.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle April 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm

          Hi there, so glad you all enjoyed it, yes it should freeze ok ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Maureen February 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I thought white and brown rice are the same smart points ?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      I am not to sure Maureen as I never use brown rice, maybe the WW App will tell you

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    Reply AM February 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    This looks delicious! If I was to use fresh broccoli instead, would I just steam it first until tender and then add it?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 16, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Yes I think that would be best ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Becky March 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Delicious! Thank you!

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    Reply Lee Gilbertson March 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Hello, Have you ever thought about putting the sodium count in your info, or is that not possible?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      It would be a lot of work to go back, but I can try and start adding it from here on out

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    Reply Kristina March 31, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Hello! How many smart points would this be if I left the biscuits out of the recipe? I LOVE your website and your Facebook page!!! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Kristina, thank you for your sweet words, the crescent roll pack is 25SP in total so that would knock the points per serving down from 9 to 5SP

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    Reply Jess April 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Excited to give this a try. Is the sodium content available for this recipe?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Hope you enjoy it Jess, sodium is 655mg

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    Reply Catherine A Faiola October 17, 2017 at 11:15 am

    This dish was totally amazing! My husband wants it for dinner on a regular basis. So easy to make and soooo delicious! Thanks for the info about the SP if leaving off the crescent, but I would find that hard to do. They are so worth the 4 points!!!!

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      Reply Drizzle October 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      I agree!! So glad you both enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Becky February 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    For calculating points, are you using chicken breast only or both white and dark meat chicken? Iโ€™ve always used just chicken breast but didnโ€™t know what you used since the recipe just says chicken. Thanks!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 7, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      I always use just boneless skinless chicken breast

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    Reply Kourtney April 5, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Would this work with riced cauliflour?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Sure I think so, and would be great on points ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Kristine June 13, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This is the first recipe of yours that I made, and it got me hooked!! Iโ€™ve already made quite a few different ones! And Iโ€™ve currently got this in my freezer!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

      So glad you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Laura July 26, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Love this recipe and hubby actually asks for it! I took the advice of another commenter and replaced the rice with cauliflower rice. I then replaced the rolls with the 2 ingredient dough recipe that is so popular among weight watchers these days. Final point value? 5!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Laura, wow that is awesome, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad you both enjoy it

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    Reply Peggy November 14, 2018 at 10:26 am

    So you don’t cook the chicken first at all….just add it to the mixture to bake?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 14, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Hi Peggy, if you read the ingredients you will see “10 oz cooked chicken (I used shredded but cubed will work to)” the chicken is cooked first

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