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Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

Comfort food at it's most convenient, this easy chicken wild rice casserole has just 5 pantry ingredients and comes together in minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy chicken casserole, healthy chicken casserole, wild rice casserole
Servings: 4
Calories: 226
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain wild rice blend (I use Uncle Ben's which makes 2.5 cups cooked rice)
  • 1 can (10 to 12 ounces) chicken breast, drained
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) green beans, drained
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) reduced-fat cream of celery soup (or cream of chicken or mushroom)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (I used chopped cashews)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a pie plate, or casserole dish, with nonstick spray and set it aside.
     
  • Cook the rice according to the package directions in a pot big enough to mix up the casserole.
  • When the rice is done add the chicken, green beans, can of soup and almonds. Stir until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish.
  • Bake until heated through and bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

No canned green beans? Use whatever lightly cooked vegetable you like best – broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, asparagus or a combination.
 
No canned chicken? Use whatever cooked protein you prefer. Shredded or chopped cooked chicken or turkey, ham or shrimp would work well. This is a perfect use for leftover rotisserie chicken.
 
No Cream of celery soup? Use whatever cream soup you like best – mushroom, chicken, etc.
 
No long grain wild rice mix? Use 2-1/2 cups of cooked rice of your choice (just be sure to season it well)
 
No almonds? Substitute whatever nut you prefer. Or use chopped celery or water chestnuts instead.
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *6
Nutrition Facts
Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Wild Rice Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/2 cups)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 17g 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.