Hearty Wild Rice & Chicken Casserole (GIVEAWAY)

This is a sponsored post to show off the gorgeous Baker’s Secret Bake & Serve collection in a delicious savory meal that I made this week.  Baker’s Secret has also generously agreed to sponsor a giveaway set of products, so please keep reading for more information on that below!  All opinions are genuine and my own.

Hearty Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole as seen on jennsRAQ.com - Perfect for a delicious meal on a cold day

Dinner can be a real hassle.  I love when I can make something that everyone will eat.  I especially like when I can use up leftovers.  This wild rice and chicken casserole recipe is flavorful, uses up leftover bits of rice and chicken, and is hearty for those cold autumn and winter nights.

I adapted the Wild Rice Chicken (p. 30) recipe from an old copy of Once-A-Month Cooking (affiliate link) by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg.  I had been looking for easy freezer meals so I could spend less time on dinner during a typical week night by doing a day or two of heavy prep and freezing the meals or the start of them.

I had to change this recipe because I didn’t have the proper topping mixture available, so I made my own!  It turned out very flavorful, and it was a hit with my kids, too.  Enjoy our version of this tasty family meal.

Hearty Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole as seen on JennsRAQ.com

Hearty Wild Rice & Chicken Casserole 

Ingredients

Casserole:
*1 prepared Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Ready Rice Pouch – 8.8 oz, (affiliate link) – or a similar serving of your favorite cooked wild rice
*1-1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken (great for using up leftovers!)
*1 8-oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained (optional – but I LOVE the extra crunch!)
*1 cup finely chopped celery
*1 cup finely chopped onion

Topping:
*1 cup mayonnaise
*1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used fat free)
*1 packet onion soup mix (affiliate link)

To Make

This recipe is great for freezing ahead.  Do step 1, then dump and freeze in a freezer bag.  Save the topping step for the day that you are wanting to eat it, though, so the ingredients don’t separate and look gross! When you’re ready to eat, thaw the mixture overnight in the fridge and dump it in a casserole dish and resume the process at step 2.

  1. Combine cooked riced with chopped chicken, drained water chestnuts, celery, and onion.
  2. Place in a baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, and onion soup mix packet.
  4. Spoon over the chicken and rice mixture to top it.
  5. Bake covered for 1 hour at 325 degrees F.

This recipe should serve about 6 people.  To stretch it further, add more rice, celery, and onion.  You can use a can of cream of mushroom soup in place of the Greek yogurt and onion soup mix if you’d prefer a more mild flavor.

Baker’s Secret Bake & Serve Set

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Did you notice the gorgeous bakeware that I used is the Baker’s Secret Bake & Serve 4-pc Set, Deep Sea & Gold (affiliate link), which is also available for purchase here.  I feel like the price is really reasonable for the quality of the pieces.  There are other colors available, including a set of red and a set of white, both with the shimmery gold inside.

PaleOMG Easy Breakfast Casserole in Bakers Secret Bake and Serve pan

These pieces are awesome to bake in because they’re beautiful, but also super functional.  I made the Easy Breakfast Casserole from PaleOMG in the larger one.  The dish is light, durable, and has a non-stick Durastone® coating so I don’t have to worry about greasing the pan.  Not only are they great in the oven, but cleanup is easy because they’re dishwasher safe, too (thank goodness!).

Bakers Secret Bake and Serve set nests together for easy storage

The 4-piece set includes:
· 4 Quart Rectangle
· 3 Quart Rectangle
· 9” Pie
· 2 Quart Square
Each piece “zero nests”, which really saves on storage space. The product also comes with a full lifetime warranty.

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About Jenn L

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes. Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.

Comments

  1. April Kelly says:

    This looks yummy. I may try it with Cauliflower rice. And those are some nice pans. Good price too. But the are unavailable for purchase right now. 🙁

  2. I need to do more cooking at home, and hopefully, having awesome cookware like this will inspire me!

  3. If only a cook came with the dishes 🙂 I do need to look into new pans so will definetly check these out.

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  6. candice smith says:

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  7. Brenda Haines says:

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  16. Alison King says:

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  20. I want to win because I love to bake.

  21. Nancy Loring says:

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  22. Sheryl Edwards says:

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  23. Sharon Rooney says:

    This recipe is a pin for me.
    I would love to win because the baking dishes that I presently have are very old and not table friendly.

  24. Terry Stevens says:

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  25. Lovely pans! I sure could use some nice bakeware like this. Mine are el cheapos and I do not have a pie pan!