Chicken & Rice Casserole
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Chicken & Rice Casserole

A contemporary take on a hearty meal that will make you nostalgic for grandma’s kitchen.

8
servings
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

3 small (1 cup) shallots,  chopped

1 small (1 cup) leek, chopped

1 medium (1/2 cup) carrots, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup chicken broth

2 cups cooked, chopped chicken

2 cups whole milk

1 cup cooked wild rice

1 cup cooked white rice

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

4 ounces (1 cup) Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend chopped

 

1 1/2 cups crushed buttery round crackers

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt melted

 

 *Substitute 1 cup chopped white onion.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 3-quart baking dish with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add shallots, leek, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  3. STEP 3

    Add flour, continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Slowly add chicken broth, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.

  4. STEP 4

    Add chicken, milk, rices, oregano and half of cheese. Simmer 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is slightly thickened.

  5. STEP 5

    Pour into prepared pan; sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbling.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine crushed crackers and 2 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle over casserole.

  7. STEP 7

    Return casserole to oven; continue baking 20-25 minutes or until cracker topping is deep golden brown and chicken mixture bubbles in center.

Nutrition

360Calories
19Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
680Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
19Protein (g)

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1 of 2 reviewers would make it again

  November 07, 2017

This was delicious and comforting food, everyone loved it should of doubled the recipe for leftovers

— says Jill
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  January 16, 2016

My family loved this recipe. Can make in advance and put in oven when you get home. Easy to make and works well for a busy family. Leftovers reheat well.

— says Gloria
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