Curried Chicken, Broccoli, and Penne Bake

    Curried Chicken, Broccoli, and Penne Bake

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    Makes 6 Servings
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour
    Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


    Important Prenatal Benefits

    • Calcium, which helps with the development and hardening of your baby’s bones
    • Copper, an important component of several enzymes that aid in the development of your baby’s heart, skeletal system, brain, and nervous system
    • Fiber, which helps support digestive health
    • Folate, which helps support healthy neural tube development
    • Magnesium, which serves as an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body
    • Manganese, which plays a role in metabolism and blood clotting and aids in your baby’s development of organs, bones, and connective tissue
    • Niacin, which aids in normal nervous system function
    • Omega-3 fatty acids, which are components of cell membranes and important for good health
    • Omega-6 fatty acids, which help support healthy normal development of your baby
    • Pantothenic acid, a component of coenzyme A which aids in obtaining energy from food
    • Phosphorus, which is a component of all cell membranes, as well as DNA and RNA, and aids in the development of strong teeth and bones
    • Protein, which helps promote the development of muscles and organs
    • Riboflavin, which aids in tissue function, respiration, and metabolism
    • Selenium, which contributes to a healthy immune system and proper thyroid function
    • Thiamin, which aids in metabolism and allows for normal function of the nervous system and muscles
    • Vitamin A, which supports your baby’s immune system and aids in cell growth
    • Vitamin B12, which plays an important role in red blood cell formation and a healthy nervous system
    • Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and is an important component in the formation of collagen
    • Zinc, which is an essential component of more than 100 enzymes, is important for your baby’s growth and development
    • Biotin, which aids in metabolism and helps the body’s cells produce energy
    • Choline, which helps support your baby’s brain development
    • Iron, which is a component of hemoglobin and helps support psychomotor and mental development
    • Potassium, a type of electrolyte important for your body to function properly
    • Vitamin B6, a component of several enzymes that aid in protein metabolism
    • Vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant and helps support skin health
    1 pound penne pasta
    16 ounces broccoli florets
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    20 ounces bagged cooked chicken breast strips
    2 cups (16 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
    ½ cup shredded Parmesan


    1. Cook the penne according to the package directions but for half of the normal cooking time. Add the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and broccoli, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 375°F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
    3. Combine the onion, oil, curry powder, thyme, and pepper in a small glass dish or measuring cup, preferably one with a handle. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap, leaving a small corner vent. Microwave on high, stirring once, until sizzling, 5 minutes.
    4. Using a rubber spatula, carefully scrape the onion mixture into the prepared baking dish. Add the chicken, cottage cheese, Parmesan, cooked pasta and broccoli, and reserved cooking water. Mix completely. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until golden and bubbling, about 20 minutes longer.


    When making the dish ahead of time, allow the pasta and broccoli, cooking water, and onion mixture to cool completely before assembling the casserole. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, remove the plastic and bake the casserole according to the recipe directions.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)  
    CALORIES 727 cal
    FAT 27.7 g
    SODIUM 845.6 mg
    TOTAL SUGARS 6.7 g
    PROTEIN 38.8 g
    BIOTIN 3.4 mcg
    CALCIUM 224.9 mg
    CHLORIDE 128 mg
    CHOLESTEROL 59.2 mg
    CHOLINE 54.1 mg
    CHROMIUM 0.03 mcg
    COPPER 0.5 mg
    FOLATE 238.7 mcg
    IODINE 20.2 mcg
    IRON 4.7 mg
    MAGNESIUM 95.7 mg
    MANGANESE 95.7 mg
    NIACIN 9.93 mg
    PHOSPHORUS 534 mg
    POTASSIUM 693.9 mg
    RIBOFLAVIN 0.9 mg
    SELENIUM 34.65 mcg
    THIAMIN 0.7 mg
    VITAMIN A 2445.9 IU
    VITAMIN B6 0.24 mg
    VITAMIN B12 0.7 mcg
    VITAMIN C 72.6 mg
    VITAMIN D 13.1 IU
    VITAMIN E 1.6 mg
    VITAMIN K 10.8 mcg
    ZINC 2.5 mg