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Asparagus, Chicken, Wild Rice Casserole

 Asparagus, Chicken, Wild Rice Casserole
I found this recipe several years ago while looking for something unusual but simple I could prepare for company. I could prepare for company. It's a dish that I've served many times since then—with a salad and rolls, it makes a complete meal. My husband and I both grew up in the country. We're living in a suburb of a big city now, but we hope to move to a rural area. Meanwhile, two smal
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed

Directions

  • Spread rice in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Add the broth
  • and mushrooms; dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Arrange chicken in
  • center of dish; sprinkle with onion soup mix. Spoon mushroom soup
  • over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Arrange asparagus around
  • edges of dish. Melt remaining butter; brush over asparagus and
  • sprinkle with paprika. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until asparagus
  • is tender. Yield: 6 servings.