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Chicken Casserole - Lightened Up!


  • 5 cups chicken breasts cooked and cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 cans reduced fat cream of chicken soup or homemade
  • 2 cups crushed buttery-round crackers aka Ritz - abt 1 1/2 rolls of crackers
  • 1/3 cup melted butter I use Smart Balance
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth from cooked chicken
  • optional ingredients
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil chicken until done. (I like to boil mine with an onion, carrot, a couple of celery sticks, salt & pepper, and chicken bouillon to make a flavorful broth)
  • Let chicken cool slightly and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Place cubed chicken in a 9X13 casserole dish.
  • Stir together the condensed soup, yogurt, and optional ingredients if using.
  • Pour over the chicken.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the crushed crackers, melted butter and chicken broth.
  • Sprinkle over the chicken and sauce.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is lightly toasted and sauce is bubbling.