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Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 10, 2019

Creamy but still healthy! This Chicken Wild Rice Casserole will be your new favorite go-to dinner because it’s so easy to feed the whole family!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 medium carrot
  • 5 stalk celery
  • 1 ¼ cup of pieces or sliced white mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup of raw wild rice
  • 3 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups of rotisserie chicken
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 cup milk
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cup bread cubes or stuffing cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop the veggies and mince the garlic. Add to a casserole dish with wild rice and chicken broth.
  3. Cover dish tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Dice the rotisserie chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  5. When the rice is almost done cooking, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan.  Add flour, salt and poultry seasoning; let cook for 1 minute. Add the milk and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; cook and stir until thickened.  Remove from heat.
  6. If you want to make the breaded topping, melt the other 4 tablespoons of butter and toss with the bread cubes.
  7. When the rice is done cooking, remove pan from the oven. Add the chicken and sauce; stir to combine.  Add the bread cubes to the top and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  8. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Return pan to the oven (uncovered) and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Serve warm!

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Take a minute to mentally walk through what you’re cooking

Before you start cooking, taking just one minute to think through what you’re about to do makes all the difference in the world. If you’re making multiple dishes, you can pick out what takes the longest to cook and the exact order to prep and cook things, seeing where there are opportunities to prep things while something else is cooking. It’s a lot more efficient to have a mental game plan so you don’t hit any bumps, like forgetting to get water boiling.

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