Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

With chicken, wild rice and homemade croutons, a serving of this hearty casserole is sure to satisfy.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3
cups half-and-half
1 1/2
cups water
2
tablespoons dry sherry, if desired
1
package (6.2 oz) fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix
2
packages (9 oz each) frozen diced cooked chicken breast, thawed
8
slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
1
cup sliced almonds
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender but not brown.
  2. Stir in flour, mixing well. Stir in half-and-half, water, sherry and seasoning packet from rice mix. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in rice and chicken. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened. Pour into baking dish.
  3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss bread cubes and almonds with 1/4 cup melted butter, using spoon. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  4. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tip
Make the casserole (without the topping) up to a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 45 minutes before serving, add the topping and bake as directed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 550
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 580mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.