Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Experience the perfect blend of comfort and flavor with our Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole. This recipe combines tender chicken, hearty wild rice, and a creamy, flavorful sauce, topped with a golden cheese crust. Ideal for cozy family dinners, this casserole is not only delicious but also nourishing.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
20 minutes
Active Time
40 minutes
Total Time
60 minutes
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- 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- 1 cup uncooked wild rice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream or milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Optional: Fresh parsley for garnish


Step 1 - Prep the Rice

Cook the wild rice according to package instructions. Set aside once cooked.

Step 2 - Sauté the Vegetables

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sliced mushrooms, sautéing until tender​​​​.

Step 3 - Create the Sauce

Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper with the vegetables until well blended. Gradually add the chicken broth, bringing the mixture to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes or until thickened. Then, stir in the cream or milk, along with the cooked wild rice, shredded chicken, garlic powder, and thyme​​.

Step 4 - Combine and Bake

Transfer the mixture to a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with both sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30-35 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly​​​​.

Step 5 - Garnish and Serve

Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Where Can I Buy Wild Rice?

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What is Wild Rice?

Wild rice is a grain harvested from four species of grasses. It is not a true rice but rather a water-grass seed. Native to North America, particularly in the Great Lakes region, wild rice is cherished for its nutty flavor and high nutritional value. It's a good source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants, making it a healthier alternative to traditional white rice.

What Does Wild Rice Taste Like?

Wild rice has a unique, nutty, and earthy flavor, distinct from traditional white rice. Its texture is chewy and hearty, which adds a pleasant bite to dishes. The robust flavor of wild rice makes it an excellent addition to recipes, particularly in soups, casseroles, and salads, where it complements a variety of ingredients.

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