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French onion chicken pasta bake

July 9, 2019

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
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
5SP blue, 6SP green, 2SP purple if using whole wheat pasta, 6PP per serving
  • 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
  • ¾ cup + 3 Tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded light swiss cheese *any cheese will work, my light swiss was 8SP/cup
  1. *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.
  2. 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.
  3. While onions are cooking you can cook the pasta, boil water and cook according to package, then drain the pasta when ready.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F
  5. Mix chicken, pasta, onions, onion soup mix, mustard, vinegar, chicken broth, salt & pepper and ½ cup of cheese together in a large bowl. Spread out the mixture into a sprayed 9x13 casserole dish
  6. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, remove foil, spread remaining ½ cup of cheese on top and put back in the oven uncovered for 5 minutes or just enough time for the cheese to melt.
  7. Makes 6 servings, each serving approx 7oz
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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    Reply Stacey July 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    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.

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      Reply Drizzle July 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

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

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    Reply Debbie July 21, 2019 at 12:18 am

    😋 yummy

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      Reply Drizzle July 21, 2019 at 11:38 am


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    Reply Valerie Johnson July 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Kate, What brand pasta do you use?

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      Reply Drizzle July 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

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

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    Reply Amanda Barss August 2, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Kate, does this dish freeze well?

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      Reply Drizzle August 6, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Amanda, yes it will freeze well 🙂

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    Reply Jude August 29, 2019 at 11:56 am

    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.

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      Reply Drizzle August 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Jude the 1 cup measures at 85G

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        Reply Drizzle August 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm

        That is dry not cooked

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    Reply Roger Bent November 5, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Is the 2 cups pasta a dry measurement precooking? Thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 6, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Yes I always measure my pasta dry

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    Reply Linda January 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    delicious. Used the ronzoni 150 cal past

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      Reply Drizzle January 11, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Reply Sacha June 22, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Amazing recipe and freezes well. Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle June 24, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      You are very welcome, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Reply Emily November 6, 2020 at 12:49 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

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

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