Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

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If you are a fan of the classic chicken and wild rice soup, you must give this easy casserole recipe a try. It's brimming with wholesome chicken and vegetables, plus rice gives it a unique and flavorful texture. It's a nostalgic recipe home cooks will love creating in their kitchen.

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Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 C. water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • one 6-oz. package long grain wild rice
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • one 11-oz. cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 12 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 Tbs. butter

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Directions

Put chicken in a large skillet with water, salt, pepper, onion, and celery. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat and strain, but save the broth. When cool, remove meat from bones, discarding skin. Cut into bite-size chunks.

Heat butter in a large skillet and saute mushrooms until browned.  Cook rice mixture with seasonings according to package directions, using broth as part of the liquid for cooking the rice.

Combine chicken, mushrooms, and rice in a large casserole dish. Combine sour cream and mushroom soup, and mix with chicken and rice mixture. Top with almonds. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes.

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