Another one of the clean out the fridge recipes, you will have to control yourself on the portions of this. The original recipe (no clue where I got it from) was also a throw together, but I have skimmed down the cheese and sour cream, added a ton of additional veggies, and most definitely achieved perfection. (My lovely cousin Marcia says she makes this with plain yogurt )There is still a reasonable amount of cheese. Since it is evenly dispersed in 4-5 servings ( or less if you have a teen age son!) the overall quantity per serving is not substantial, and it is of course very low in carbs. The original recipe also called for a 13 x9 pan. I scaled it down to a 9×9 pan so there is less area that needs to be covered by cheese. You can switch up your choice of vegetables. This is what I had on hand last night. It comes together quickly and since every thing is pre cooked, the bake to serve time is minimal.
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes, drained well.
1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets and lightly steamed
1/2 large red pepper
8-10 mushrooms, sliced
2 C. fresh spinach, chopped
3/4 C. sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1 t. black pepper
3 t. smoky paprika
1 1/2 C. shredded cheese – Mexican blend. Cheddar, Monterrey Jack (anything but Mozzarella)
Put the cauliflower in a large frying pan and sauté a bit after steaming. Add remaining vegetables in according to the length of time they need cooked. Mine went in the pan in this order: red pepper, mushrooms, diced tomatoes and lastly, spinach.
I made my chicken in the Foreman grill.. I love my Foreman grill.. Four minutes- done enough as it will cook more in the casserole.
Cut it up in bite size pieces, and add it to the vegetables in the pan.
Mix in your sour cream and add 2 teaspoons of the paprika, and pepper. Combine well and put in a 9×9 pan.
Bake covered in a 350* oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, top with shredded cheese and sprinkle with paprika.Return to oven until cheese is just melted. I shut the oven off and left it in for about 5 more minutes.
We had no sides with since there are so many vegetables in it. If you want to add carbs, rice would be wonderful as there are plenty of juices from the tomatoes.