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.

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Chicken & rice crescent topped casserole

4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
8 SP blue & purple, 9 SP green/9pp per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 can of low fat cream of chicken soup (284ml)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • Juice from 1/2 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
  • 2/3 cup reduced fat shredded cheese (I used a 3 cheese blend)
  • 1 pkg pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, microwave your frozen broccoli with 3Tbsp of water for 2-3 minutes, mixing it half way.
  • In a large bowl mix your soup, chicken, broth, broccoli, cooked rice, lemon, milk, shredded cheese and salt & pepper. Stir well.
  • Pour out into your casserole dish.
  • 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)
  • Evenly place biscuit pieces over your chicken mixture, sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  • Bake in oven for approx 28-30 minutes, until your crescent rolls are golden brown.
  • Makes 6 servings, each serving weighs out at approx 11oz and incl 5 crescent pieces.

Notes

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
Author: Drizzle
Course: Main meals

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32 Comments

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    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)

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      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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    Brenda Neufeld Reply

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

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      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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        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
          Drizzle Reply

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

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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

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    Lee Gilbertson Reply

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

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      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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    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™‚

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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    Catherine A Faiola Reply

    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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    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
      Drizzle Reply

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

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    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!

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    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!

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      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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