This Glorious Greek Ground Chicken Pasta Casserole is easy and delicious! It has lean ground chicken with garlic, oregano, parmesan, feta and Kale. It's kind of like a Greek Mac n Cheese because it's so incredibly creamy and cheesy from the parmesan and feta cheeses. The Feta melts into a more mellow, rich, and flavorful backdrop - which is great for kids! #casseroleideas #easydinnerideas #familydinnerrecipes #greekchicken #chickenpasta
If not already done, mince 3 garlic cloves.
Clean the kale leaves by rinsing with cold water. Strip the leaves off the woody stems and discard the stems. Rough chop the kale and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees
Preheat a large frying pan or skillet on high heat. Add the olive oil and then the ground chicken. Break up the chicken with a spatula and then season with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Let sear in the pan for 3-4 minutes and then add the garlic and stir. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until all pink is gone. Last, pour in 1 cup of the broth and scrape up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Turn off the heat.
In measuring cup, add 1 cup milk and the 4 tablespoons of cornstarch. Whisk to dissolve and then add to the casserole dish. Pour the ground chicken and broth into the casserole dish. Add in 1 more cup of milk, plus the other 2 cups of broth, the additional dried oregano, parmesan, and the dried pasta. Stir to combine and ensure that the pasta is submerged in the liquid.
Last, mix in the chopped kale and feta cheese. Mix again and press down with a spoon to ensure that again the pasta is submerged into the liquid.
Cover with aluminum foil and place on the center rack in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the casserole and give it a stir to ensure that all pasta is getting cooked through evenly. Cover again and bake for the last 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!