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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole  #chicken #chickencasserole

Ideal winter meals to me include soup, chili, and casseroles.  I like warm, comforting food after a long day of work followed by a workout.  A recent recipe test that was a resounding success was Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole from the December 2011 issue of Southern Living.

This recipe fills to almost overflowing a 13×9 casserole dish.  I’m a big fan of a large casserole because it means dinner is ready for several nights in a row.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

 

This dish includes chicken, rice, celery, onion, and water chestnuts.  The celery and water chestnuts provide a nice crunch to go along with the creaminess of the casserole.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole  #chicken #chickencasserole

 

If you are looking for a dinner idea, your family may enjoy this dish.

Yield: 12

Easy Comfort Food :: Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Easy Comfort Food :: Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 5 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 (8 oz) cans chopped water chestnuts, drained
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare rice mixes according to package directions.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add celery and onions. Saute 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, next 6 ingredients, rice and cheese. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9" baking dish.
  • Bake at 305 degrees for 35 minutes or until bubbling.
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