Wild Rice Mushroom Chicken
Jacqueline Thompson Graves of Lawrenceville, Georgia uses a wild rice mix to put a tasty spin on a traditional chicken and rice bake. "It's simple and delicious," she says. "It's also yummy made with leftover chicken or turkey."
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
Makes2 casseroles (4 servings each)
- 2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice mix
- 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
- 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
- Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chicken in 3 tablespoons butter for 6-8 minutes on each side or until browned and a thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
- Add remaining butter to pan drippings; saute red pepper until tender. Stir in mushrooms; heat through. Add to rice. Serve four chicken breasts with half of the rice mixture.
- Place remaining chicken in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; top with remaining rice mixture. Cool. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.
- To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 319 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 504mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.
Originally published as Wild Rice Mushroom Chicken in Quick Cooking September/October 2001