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chicken and wild rice casserole

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Mary Lundschen
San Antonio, TX

This is a "Top of the List Casserole" for my husband & me. It is something about the wild rice and the other ingredients that go so well with each other. All the ingredients can be from your shelf and/or freezer. I have served this to family and friends alike and everyone has liked it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Hail to the dinner casserole! This reminds us of an old-fashioned chicken and rice casserole ... with a twist. Adding mushrooms, pimentos, and wild rice makes this chicken casserole a little extra special. Overall, this dish is creamy and cheesy with great flavor. It's nice to prepare dinner and have meat and veggies combined... a delicious timesaver.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 4 to 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken and wild rice casserole

  • 2 can
    cut green beans - rinsed and drained, (14.5 oz each)
  • 2 can
    chicken breast - drained and cut up (12.5 oz each) or 3 cups diced cooked chicken from freezer
  • 1
    small onion - finely diced from freezer or fresh
  • 1 jar
    diced pimiento (4 oz)
  • 1 can
    cream of celery soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    sliced mushrooms - drained (4 oz)
  • 1 c
  • 1 box
    Uncle Ben's long-grain & wild rice (original) (6 oz), cooked according to package
  • 3 c
    cheddar cheese - grated from freezer, divided
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make chicken and wild rice casserole

Test Kitchen Tips
If you want your onions soft, saute them for a few minutes before adding them to the casserole.
  • Ingredients mixed in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 2 cups of shredded cheese and all other ingredients together.
  • Mixture poured into a casserole dish.
    Pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish.
  • Casserole topped with additional cheddar cheese.
    Top with additional 1 up of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Chicken casserole baked until bubbly.
    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.