Chicken And Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken And Wild Rice Casserole

Do you ever crave the recipes from your childhood? There has to be at least one dish you wish you could make as well as your mom did (and at least a bit more healthy). My mother made a great chicken and rice casserole, but I can still see the Cream of Mushroom soup plopping out of the can in the form of a gelatinous white cylinder. Although, it was yummy, I try as much as possible to avoid cooking with anything that comes out of a can. This is my version of Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole that's just as delicious as the one I ate as a kid, only more nutritious and a lot more fresh!


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Chicken And Wild Rice Casserole (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins

egg free

nut free


  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Lb Chicken Breasts (about 2), boneless, skinless, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (plus additional for sprinkling on top)
  • 3 Cups Cooked Wild Rice (I cooked 1 cup uncooked wild rice in 4 cups water for 50 minutes)


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Place 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and cook the onions for 2 minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms, season with 1/2 tsp of salt and cook another 4 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the onions are translucent.

4. Remove the mushroom mixture and place in a bowl.

5. Heat 1 tsp of oil in the sauté pan and cook the chicken, garlic powder and remaining 1/2 tsp of salt for 3 minutes or until cooked through.

6. Combine all the ingredients together, place in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and sprinkle with additional shredded cheese.

7. Bake for 20 minutes.

8. Serve.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.