Low-cal/Low-fat Cheesy Chicken Bowl

Spinach Chicken Rice CheeseThat whole Winter Storm Jonas thing really got me craving warm, cheesy comfort foods -- which is kinda weird considering I don't really eat cheese? I'm particular about what cheese i'll eat. Cottage cheese is a favorite along with kraft cheesy shells from the box HA. So basically super healthy and super unhealthy cheese from a bag. But whatever. If you know me you know my love for red sauce. And that it's literally ALWAYS in my pantry/fridge. This week I have been living off of this cheesy, chicken, spinach rice bowl concoction. As usual, the recipe was a product of my laziness and my avoidance of the grocery store. Basically I already had all these things in my kitchen so hopefully you will, too:)Spinach Chicken Rice CheeseSpinach Chicken Rice Cheese I love the consistency of cream sauces, but it's not worth all the calories and fat to me. Last summer I discovered the beauty of adding cottage cheese to my red sauce. My mom makes lasagna with cottage cheese so I figured why not try it? And oh myyyyy goodness it's wonderful. And healthy ;) It creates a protein based sauce for those days I wanna go meatless or just don't have any handy.Spinach Chicken Rice Cheese This recipe takes a total of about ten minutes to make. I used minute rice, so I suppose yours could take longer. Either way it's not a big time commitment. It's also designed to serve one, so if you have guests just multiply everything by the number of people.

keep warm xx elizabeth

+ Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Rice (Dry)
  • 1/4 Cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Pasta Sauce
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 4 oz. Shredded Chicken
  • 1/8 Cup Kidney or Black Beans
  • Red Pepper Flakes (as preferred)
  • Dash of Salt

-- Calorie Count: Approximately 380 Calories.

+ Directions

  1. Boil rice as directed on box.
  2. In a sautee pan, cook spinach in red sauce and red pepper flakes for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add cottage cheese and cook until melted into red sauce.
  4. Add beans, chicken and rice to sauté pan.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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