Chicken Wagon Wheel Casserole


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound ground chicken
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Vegeta
1 can (28 oz/796 ml) diced tomatoes
1 can (14 oz/398 ml) beans in tomato sauce
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups dried wagon wheel pasta
2 tespoons salt

  • In a large pot boil water and 2 tespoons of salt. Stir in pasta and cook until pasta is just al dente. Let it drain and set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan or Duch oven heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until just soft, for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in ground chicken and garlic, separate meat with wooden spoon and cook until brown, for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add in Vegeta and chili powder, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, canned beans and frozen vegetables. Bring to boil and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in cooked pasta and cook for next 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to large casserole dish and bake in owen for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot or warm with garlic bread.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Did You Know?
Chicken is one of the most digestible of meats, contains considerable phosphorus and is particularly valuable as food for people on special diet.

Turkey is somewhat less digestible than chicken. Ducks and geese are difficult of digestion, unless quite young, on account of the fat they contain.

Game, if well cooked, is fairly digestible

The knowledge of food values and their relation to the body will be of little use for practical purposes unless combined with the knowledge of how the various foods should be prepared, either by cooking or in whatever other form circumstances and the material may require.