13 Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipes with Fewer Than 400 Calories

Tortellini Garden Vegetable Bake
Photo: Blaine Moats

Healthy chicken casserole recipes are a dinnertime classic Grandma would certainly approve of you serving. We've collected our favorite lower-calorie casseroles—including creamy chicken noodle casserole and an easy chicken tortilla bake—all with warm, homey goodness and fewer than 400 calories per serving. Just add a salad alongside one of these healthy chicken casseroles with vegetables and dinner is done.

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Chicken with Ricotta Dumplings

chicken and ricotta dumplings with tomato
Jason Donnelly

Let's dish about this healthy chicken casserole with vegetables that's showy enough for special occasions. Each 387-calorie serving is infused with Greek goodness by way of briny Niçoise olives, fresh oregano, and tomatoes, plus a splash of dry red wine for good measure. Plus the entire recipe requires just 10 minutes of prep and one pan.

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Quick Chicken Tortilla Bake

Quick Chicken Tortilla Bake
Andy Lyons

With only five ingredients, 15 minutes of prep, and fewer than 300 calories per serving, it's no wonder this quick and healthy chicken casserole is one of our most-pinned recipes. Layers of gooey cheese, diced tomatoes, and cooked chicken stack between corn tortillas for a healthy chicken casserole that might just become a weekly family tradition. Who needs takeout?

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wild Rice Casserole
Brie Passano

Take a taste bud trip to Switzerland in a more affordable way than buying a plane ticket, and in a much simpler way than via classic chicken cordon bleu. Skip the stuffing, rolling, coating, and frying, yet score all the same flavors of the traditional chicken dish (including Gruyère cheese, ham, bread crumbs, and chicken, naturally) in this healthy chicken casserole recipe. Because wild rice is a whole grain, we call for it here to boost the fiber.

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Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake

Tortellini Garden Vegetable Bake
Blaine Moats

Come summer, think fresh with this low-calorie casserole. It features cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, and sugar snap peas alongside diced chicken and cheese-stuffed tortellini. But don't just take our word for it that you should add this to your to-try list. BH&G home cook Alyssa says, "My fiancé really hates veggies or when we have meatless meals, but he loved this recipe, even when he reheated it for lunch at work."

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Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

Hot Chicken Salad Casserole
Blaine Moats

Plain yogurt, some incognito veggies, and other healthy substitutions make this creamy, healthy chicken casserole a crowd-pleaser even for picky eaters. It has fewer than 300 calories per serving and is full of veggies, but it still has all the warm, bubbly qualities you look for in comfort food. Don't skip the topping—the crushed cornflake mixture is hiding a handful of sliced almonds for a satisfyingly crunchy source of healthy fats.

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Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dressing

Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dressing
Jacob Fox

Surprise! Just because it's baked with crispy bacon doesn't mean it's unhealthy. This fancy, French-style casserole gets an extra boost of fiber from multigrain ciabatta rolls, and reduced-salt ingredients sneakily make this a low-sodium chicken casserole too. Score all these benefits for just 288 calories per serving.

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Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake

Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake
Andy Lyons

Cauliflower rice is so common these days, you can buy it by the bag in the produce section. Cut down on the already short prep time (and eliminate one dish to clean) by using that shortcut ingredient. Purchased or "riced" at home, cauliflower forms the base of this veggie-packed casserole that eats like cozy comfort food for under 300 calories.

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Chicken and Olive Tamale Pie

Chicken and Olive Tamale Pie
Andy Lyons

A jar of salsa verde, also called green salsa, gives this Mexican chicken casserole its tang. Every forkful is packed with umami olives, tomato-soaked chicken, and cool queso fresco. Best of all? Each serving of the healthy chicken casserole provides a whopping 38 grams of protein and has only 400 calories.

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Tandoori-Spiced Chicken and Rice Bake

Tandoori-Spiced Chicken and Rice Bake
Blaine Moats

A savory tandoori spice mixture of curry powder, garam marsala, ginger, and cinnamon makes chicken breasts more flavorful than ever. The spiced chicken joins a bed of long grain brown rice and an array of colorful veggies for a satisfying 344-calorie dinner recipe.

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Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole
Blaine Moats

Enjoy a flavor fiesta in a fairly low-fat chicken casserole with this easy-to-prep-ahead dish. (Simply assemble and chill up to 24 hours before baking.) A pound of tomatillos combines with spicy poblano chile pepper to create the flavorful sauce that covers this 250-calorie-per-serving Mexican chicken casserole. Stacks of warm corn tortillas layered with shredded chicken, salsa, and a bit of cheese complete the healthy casserole.

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Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole
Blaine Moats

Despite its gooey cheese and sprinkling of tortilla chips, this low-fat chicken casserole recipe manages to stay just under 200 calories per serving. (We believe that leaves plenty of wiggle room for guacamole and salsa on top or maybe a margarita recipe for the 21+ crowd, don't you think?) Sneak spinach, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers into the family-friendly recipe for nutrients your kids won't notice.

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Spinach

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Blaine Moats

Seeking a healthy chicken casserole that feeds a crowd? This one serves 12, so build and bake 'em all now or cook one pan and freeze one for later. Either way, you'll be treated to a made-over Mexican meal that's surprisingly good for you. Yes, we know that chicken enchiladas are notoriously high in calories, but we've supplemented this recipe with spinach and protein-rich yogurt so you can dig into the classic comfort food casserole with a bit more nutrition.

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Chicken Caesar Lasagna

Chicken Caesar Lasagna
Blaine Moats

This low-fuss lasagna recipe features all your favorite chicken Caesar salad elements—including roasted chicken, leafy greens, and roasted red peppers—all bathed in a light Alfredo sauce and a blend of Italian cheeses. Sprinkles of lemon juice and cracked black pepper finish the low-calorie casserole. Pair this entrée with a basket of warm breadsticks or toasted baguette slices.

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