Chicken-Wild Rice Casserole with Dried Cherries

Chicken-Wild Rice Casserole with Dried Cherries

Check out this hearty chicken and rice casserole - perfect for a slow cooked flavorful dinner.

Prep Time

18

Minutes

Total Time

4:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1 1/2
cups uncooked wild rice
1/3
cup dried cherries or cranberries
1
tablespoon instant chopped onion
1
cup baby-cut carrots
2
medium stalks celery, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1
cup chunky applesauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
8
chicken drumsticks, skin removed (about 2 pounds)
8
chicken thighs, skin removed (about 2 pounds)
1
can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed beefy mushroom soup
1
can (14 ounces) chicken broth
2
teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  1. Mix wild rice, cherries, onion, carrots, celery, applesauce and salt in 6-quart slow cooker. Arrange chicken drumsticks and thighs over rice mixture. Pour soup over chicken; pour broth over all. Sprinkle thyme on chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until wild rice is tender.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
It's worth taking a few extra minutes to remove the skin from the drumsticks and thighs. The skin doesn't brown during cooking, so it won't enhance the appearance of the dish.
This casserole is a great recipe to make for the holidays. The chunky applesauce and dried cherries or cranberries add a sweet and tart flavor. Parmesan cheese and toasted almonds are a natural with wild rice and chicken. Sprinkle a bit of both over the top of this comfort-food casserole.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 710mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.