Today I am sharing an easy and delicious Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe that is a hit at home.
I love making casseroles; they are hearty, filled with goodness, and everyone enjoys a good casserole.
I love this casserole because I can make it with leftover rice and cooked chicken or turkey, and it easily elevates your leftovers.
You can also cook the rice and chicken from scratch. I recommend you make the rice first, then after that is cooked, start with the rest of the recipe. Wild rice takes a bit longer to cook than basmati rice, so starting the rice earlier is important.
If you are cooking the rice and chicken on the same day, you can get some pretty good leftovers. I love making recipes that leave me with leftovers. Less cooking after is always a win!
You can shred the chicken or turkey if you want, but I love having the chunkier cubed chicken in ours. So it depends on your preference.
This is also a great recipe to make if you have company over and want a simple but delicious dish.
Benefits of Wild Rice.
Did you know that wild rice has powerful antioxidant and lipid-lowering properties? I love adding wild rice to our diet because it is also a rich source of dietary fibre. And if you worry about your cholesterol, adding dietary fibre can help you lower it!
O.k. Friends, here it is, the easiest, yummiest casserole I make at home. I would love for you to try it and let me know what you think.
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe
This hearty and delicious chicken casserole is a big hit in our home. Perfect dish to make with leftover rice and cooked chicken/turkey. The best comfort food.
- 2 cups of long-grain and wilde rice mix (cooked)
- 3 chicken breasts (cubed)
- 2 tbls of butter
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 2 stalks of celery (chopped)
- 1 can of condensed chicken soup or cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of cooking white wine
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup fresly snipped basil
- Cook the rice according to direction in the package.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat and cook the chicken until no longer pink.
- Add celery and onion and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
- Stir in the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, white wine, and basil, stir.
- Add the cooked rice and chicken and mix well.
- Transfer to an ungrease baking dish.
- Sprinkle with parmessan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.
Love adding lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Ready to go in the oven now.
Coming out of the oven! Look at the nicely browned cheese. So delicious!
This is one of my favourite casserole recipes!
I will love to hear your thoughts if you have a chance to make this recipe. Could you share them below?
29 Comments on “Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe”
my family will love everything about this, especially the parm chesse!
This sounds really yummy!
sounds delicious… i’m not a big fan of wild rice but i’m sure i can make this with my favourite type of rice
I love casseroles and this looks delicious.
Mmmmm, this sounds very good, I love rice!
oh my….this rice casserole looks delicious!! I am always looking for different sides to go along with my meals. I have this one bookmarked 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious. The perfect comfort food.
Always looking for something that includes celery! Is that weird?? lol I think I will try this recipe next week – sounds fantastic
This looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe.
A good casserole recipe, and to see one that includes wild rice is exciting! Saving this for later.
Will be trying this, love rice
This sounds so delicious and looks wonderful too!
Simple easy dinner!
I love one pot meals. This will be fantastic.
This looks so delicious will have to make this for my family.
This sounds delicious. I’ve got a turkey in my fridge right now and I’m planning all sorts of things for the leftovers. Pinned the recipe so I’ll remember it.
Perfect for busy weeknights, thank you!
Oh that looks delicious – and easy enough for me to do too!
This looks easy and delicious 🤤
Think I would love this and looks so easy to make, we often make a whole chicken and have leftovers after.
This looks like a really great (and quick) side dish. Especially for those weeknight meals.
This looks delicious! It would make a perfect stand alone meal or as a side dish. This is a must try recipe.
This looks like a tasty healthy recipe to make this Fall
An amazing combination of ingredients that will be a hit with the entire family.
Wow! Looks amazing and yummy!
Sure looks like a delicious dish.
I love recipes that I can have leftovers This looks like a healthy casserole recipe
This looks like it packed full of flavour