Healthy BBQ Chicken Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Feb 23 2021
It's casserole time! (There's never a wrong time for casseroles.) This recipe combines chicken & veggies with tasty sauce & a tender cornbread topping — what's not to love? Dinner is SERVED…

Hungry Girl's Healthy BBQ Chicken Cornbread Casserole Recipe

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1/6th of casserole: 305 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 719mg sodium, 48g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 21.5g sugars, 23.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 9*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 7*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 7*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes


1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped bell pepper

12 oz. cooked and shredded skinless chicken breast

1 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup yellow cornmeal

2 tbsp. natural no-calorie sweetener that measures like sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

3/4 cup canned cream-style corn

1/3 cup (about 3 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Optional toppings: light sour cream, chopped scallions


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add frozen corn, onion, and pepper. Cook and stir until mostly softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Transfer skillet contents to a large bowl. Add chicken and BBQ sauce, and mix well. Transfer to the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

In a medium-large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sweetener, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add cream-style corn, egg whites/substitute, and yogurt. Mix until uniform.

Pour mixture over the contents of the baking pan, and smooth out the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean, 35 - 40 minutes.


HG Tip: If using sweetener that’s twice as sweet as sugar, halve the amount of sweetener called for in the recipe. Read those labels carefully! 

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