If you are a fan of my french onion chicken or just a fan of french onion soup I think you will really enjoy this dish. I love pasta as much as the next person but it can be a little point heavy and that’s why I love creating pasta bake recipes. This french onion chicken pasta bake is full of flavor and a nice hearty meal, makes 6 servings at just 5 smart points per serving on WW freestyle.

French onion chicken pasta bake

Drizzle
5SP blue, 6SP green, 2SP purple if using whole wheat pasta, 6PP per serving
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups onions chopped *I used red onion but any is fine
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups pasta *My brand is pictured 2 cups weighed out dry is 16SP
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken approx 10oz
  • 1 package onion soup mix my brand is pictured, it was 55g and 6SP
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded light swiss cheese *any cheese will work my light swiss was 8SP/cup

Instructions
 

  • *If you have not cooked the chicken yet you will want to do this first, cubed or shredded chicken will work well in this recipe.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan on stove over medium to low heat, chop onions and place in frying pan, add 3 Tbsp of chicken broth and cook on stove til tender, approx 20 minutes, stir often.
  • While onions are cooking you can cook the pasta, boil water and cook according to package, then drain the pasta when ready.
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Mix chicken, pasta, onions, onion soup mix, mustard, vinegar, chicken broth, salt & pepper and 1/2 cup of cheese together in a large bowl. Spread out the mixture into a sprayed 9x13 casserole dish
  • Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, remove foil, spread remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top and put back in the oven uncovered for 5 minutes or just enough time for the cheese to melt.
  • Makes 6 servings, each serving approx 7oz

Notes

Freestyle SP- Blue 5 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- Green- 6 using WW recipe builder
SP- purple- 2 when using whole wheat pasta
Points Plus- 6 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving- Calories 264...Fat 4.4g...Sat fat 2.3g...Carbs 34g...Fiber 5.2g...Sugar 4.8g...Protein 22.9g using My Fitness Pal *Note- this incl all ingredients, onions included, if using these numbers in a WW calculator you may get a higher point value, points were determined for old SP/PP before adding onions

 

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19 Comments

  1. I am wondering where I put the onions. Do they get mixed in or put on top and then covered with cheese?? I couldn’t find it in the recipe.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Sorry they are mixed in with everything as shown in the picture, I have added it to the directions

    • Drizzle Reply

      I usually buy the president choice brand which is a Canadian brand, most pastas are similar in points

  2. Hi Kate – is it possible for you to give a weight for the pasta. I find cup measurements for pasta confusing (I’m British living in Canada for over 30 years and still struggling with cup measurements). The different shapes fill at such different densities.
    Thanks!!

  3. THIS WAS DIVINE! My sister and I both loved it. Will definitely add to the rotation

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Emily, yay! I am so glad you both enjoyed it 🙂

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