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Chicken Wild Rice Bake

This homey combination is one of my most requested chicken recipes. It's a snap to assemble using a boxed rice mix. Plus, it's low in calories. —Joyce Unruh of Shipshewana, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a bowl, combine rice mix with contents of seasoning packet, carrots, peas and water chestnuts. Combine water and soup; pour over rice mixture and mix well. Transfer to a shallow 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with paprika and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken and garlic in oil for 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Arrange chicken over rice mixture. Cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reaches 170° and rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 314 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.
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  • CrockpotQween
    Feb 14, 2014

    This recipe is awesome. Didn't change a thing and have made it numerous times!

  • falconier
    Sep 29, 2013

    I made this using Near East rice mix and diced my carrots. My husband and I have found a new comfort food .

  • Summer77
    Jan 15, 2010

    This simple recipe was good for a quick weeknight meal. I didn't have garlic on hand so I just mixed garlic salt with pepper and sprinkled that over the chicken. I also used a butter & herb long grain & wild rice mix.

  • cwbuff
    Oct 24, 2009

    This recipe looked appetizing in the book, but I didn't like it for 2 reasons. First, I didn't like the taste of the seasoning packet from the wild rice mix box (I used Uncle Ben's Original) - it was way too strong! Second, the chicken lacked something - salt maybe? Probably this recipe could be tweaked to be good, but I won't waste more time on it.