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Chicken Amandine Recipe

Chicken Amandine Recipe

With colorful green beans and pimientos, this attractive casserole is terrific for the holidays. This is true comfort food at its finest.—Kat Woolbright, Wichita Falls, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice
  • 2-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups frozen French-style green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, divided
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add rice with contents of seasoning packet and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Uncover; set aside to cool.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, green beans, soup, 1/2 cup of almonds, pimientos, pepper and garlic powder. Stir in rice.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining almonds. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 297 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 912 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.