Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken & WIld Rice Casserole – finally a meal the whole family enjoyed! Chicken, chicken, rice, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and bake. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. SO good! #chickencasserole #casserole #rotisseriechicken

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Easy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Stop what you are doing and add this Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole to your menu! This casserole is SOOOOO good! It was that good! It reminded me of Chicken Tetrazzini with rice instead of pasta. I happen to LOVE chicken tetrazzini, so I was a huge fan of this chicken & rice casserole. We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner on the same day. Whip up some green beans and biscuits and dinner is done!

How to Make Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

This Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole is super easy to make. You basically just mix everything together, spread into a baking dish, and bake. White and wild rice, chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, and parmesan cheese. Top the casserole with some crushed Ritz crackers and butter. Pop it in the oven and you are set!

The base of the casserole is pouches of Uncle Ben’s pre-cooked white & wild rice. I used a rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in the recipe. Rotisserie chicken is my secret weapon in the kitchen. It makes casseroles like this one a snap to make. 

Can Chicken Casserole Be Frozen?

You can make this chicken casserole ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. If baking the casserole straight from the refrigerator, you may need to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed below. To reheat the baked casserole after freezing, thaw completely overnight in the refrigerator. Either pop the casserole in the microwave or cover and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes.

What to Serve with Chicken & Rice Casserole

This Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole is a new favorite at our house. I already have it on the menu again for this weekend. I can not wait! We love to serve this with some green beans, asparagus, broccoli, and biscuits. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy chicken casserole:

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chicken & wild rice casserole

Chicken & WIld Rice Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Chicken & WIld Rice Casserole – finally a meal the whole family enjoyed! Chicken, chicken, rice, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and bake. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. SO good! #chickencasserole #casserole #rotisseriechicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 4 (8.8-oz) bags Uncle Ben's Ready White & Wild Rice
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken
  • 1 (10.75-oz) cream of mushroom
  • 8- oz sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6- oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • sleeves Ritz crackers crushed
  • ½ cup butter melted

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine chopped chicken, rice, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  • Combine crushed Ritz crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes

Notes:

Can make casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
If baking directly from the refrigerator, you made need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake a directed above.

Steph

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  1. Is the ounces of Parmesan by weight? I have a block I am grating myself. 6 oz grated has equaled about 2 cups. Thanks

    1. The Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice package says there are 2 cups per package. So that would be 8 cups total for this recipe.

  2. Thank you for sharing, this sounds very good! Can you do a kind of highlight of recipes that use minimal ingredients that we would usually have on our shelves? Thank you for all of your great recipes. Stay safe and healthy 🙂

  3. This sounds amazing! As usual! 🙂 I bet this would be awesome with some of the other flavors of uncle bens rice too…maybe the four cheese?! Yuuummmm!! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for another great recipe!!

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