Effortless Meals: Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Effortless Meals: Cheesy Chicken Casserole

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Being a grown-up is hard work. I have thought about resigning my position many times but I’ve been told that it isn’t possible. So I do the next best thing and find shortcuts around responsibilities. Responsibilities like getting dinner on the table in a timely fashion. Who doesn’t enjoy Effortless Meals?

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I’m sure it sounds like an impossible feat with school being back in full force and all of the running around parents are bound to do. However Effortless Meals are possible with Walmart’s Marketside Pizza, Rotisserie Chicken, and sides. Add your favorite Coke product (Coke and Sprite here!) for an easy, stress free meal anytime.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

My everyday rush consists of dropping kids off, picking them up, being a caretaker for people and pets, work, and checking off the chore list. Add to that the recent (within the past 5 days) 1,000 mile move and free time is something I only dream of. That’s why I take full advantage of cutting corners when it’s time to make dinner.

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One of my favorite shortcuts to an effortless meal is using Walmart’s Rotisserie Chicken. It’s already cooked so all I have to do is take it off of the bone. You’ll find the Rotisserie Chicken, Marketside Pizza, and sides all in the deli section of your local Walmart. The Effortless Meals signage will let you easily find the products inside the store.

Effortless Meals are a convenient purchase that lets you give your family healthy, fresh options for dinner. Since this is a very busy time for parents this is also an easy way to create a positive mealtime experience for your family.

I’ve used the chicken to make soups, quesadillas, fajitas, and this delicious cheesy chicken casserole I’m sharing with you today.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

What I love most about this dish is that it can be made the night before and reheated for a truly effortless meal. The second best thing about this casserole is you can add to it to suit your family’s preference. Olives, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers… go crazy with it – it all works!

Step By Step Directions for Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil for your pasta.

Once the water is boiling add your pasta (I use 1 lb of rotini) and cook according to the package directions. Preheat the oven to 375F.

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While the pasta is cooking, pull the meat from the rotisserie chicken and set aside. I use the bottom of the rotisserie chicken container for the meat and the top for the carcass/waste.

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Combine 1 1/2 cup of milk, 6 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of Italian blend shredded cheese, and 2 cups of Mozzarella cheese in a lightly greased [large] casserole dish. Add in any other ingredients (I’m using corn and bacon pieces) and seasonings (I use 1 tsp. each of basil, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper & 1/2 teaspoon of salt.)

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Add the chicken and the pasta and mix well. Sprinkle the top with shredded or freshly grated Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes. If you prefer you can cover and freeze the dish before cooking, just add 15 minutes to the bake time.

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It’s nearly impossible to finish this in one meal so you’ll most likely have leftovers for at least another night. So, the next time you’re out shopping, running errands, or picking up the kids be sure to stop by the deli section at Walmart.

Find more deliciously Effortless Meal solutions or create your own. How would you use Marketside products and Coca-Cola to treat your family?