Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice Recipe
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Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice Recipe

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“My family is always very busy. With three kids involved in many different after-school and evening activities, it’s nice to come home to a meal that’s already prepared and ready to eat!” Becky Gifford - Conway, AR
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 351 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein


  1. Place rice in a 5-qt. slow cooker; set aside seasoning packet. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil and butter. Add to slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms until tender; place over chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soup, water, bacon, herbs and contents of seasoning packet. Pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p19

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"This was a good and tasty recipe, but it wasn't amazing. I personally did not like the bacon in it, but my husband loved the bacon. We did not use the butter and oil, as we cooked the chicken and mushrooms in the bacon fat."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"This was delicious and easy to make! And made me reminisce about my childhood! Here is my blog post on it: http://heatskitchen.com/2015/12/21/slow-cooker-chicken-and-wild-rice/"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"We had this for dinner tonight. It was SO good. I browned the chicken in a Tbls of the bacon fat and then followed that with the mushrooms when the chicken was done. I didn't have the dried tarragon, but it had a ton of flavor. I also used 4 large chicken breasts instead of the 6. I have 2 kids that are not mushroom fans, but they ate them mixed in with everything else. Highly recommend."

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"I love this recipe! I have made this recipe many times, and I change little. I do add a little extra wild rice to the rice mix... just plain wild rice by itself, because I like it. I add about 1/4 cup. I decrease the water to 3/4 cup as I prefer al dente rice ... found it a little mushy with a whole cup. I don't always add tarragon. But it's a great recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"This recipe was amazing! Next time I will just add a little more liquid. It did cook up in less time for me tho."

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