Wild Rice Chicken Casserole Recipe

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My husband of 51 years loves to eat and I love to cook, so we're both happy when I make this casserole. It's nice and creamy with a little crunch from almonds. The chicken is canned, but you'd never know it from the taste.—Mrs. Darrell Plinsky, Wichita, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10 ounces) chunk white chicken, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 313 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1117mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Prepare the rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute the onion, almonds and parsley in butter for 4-5 minutes or until onion is tender and almonds are lightly toasted.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk, broth, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in the chicken, rice and vegetables.
  3. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish (mixture will be thin). Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Wild Rice Chicken Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p128

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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kodak853 User ID: 205458 112189
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"It was really runny, I wonder if you could cut back on the liquid and how much. I enjoyed the taste, my 2 year old loved it! I would put more chicken in next time."

Daniell User ID: 4710710 41961
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I did make several changes to the recipe. Cooked my own wild rice with brown rice, fresh parsley and garlic. Fresh chicken rather than canned. It turned out more like soup, but the flavor was very good."

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