Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

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If you are looking for rustic hearty meal with creamy and rich flavors – you came to the right place! The combination of mushrooms, wild rice and a cream sauce pair so beautifully in this chicken casserole. Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole is a wonderful weeknight meal that will be sure to make everyone happy. A cold wintery evening is perfect for this belly warming meal.

Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

I have included a homemade onion soup seasoning mix that you can use for this recipe as well as other recipes what call for an onion soup mix. If you prefer to use a premade onion soup mix, it will work just great for this recipe as well, just be sure to look at the measurements. The only reason I make my own is because I try to limit the amount of salt and preservatives that I feed my family.

Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

If you do not care for wild rice, you could certainly use all long grain rice for this recipe. I like to use a little bit of long grain mixed in with the wild rice just give it some balance. Since wild rice tends to maintain a bit of bite even when fully cooked, I like the soft long grain rice in there to vary the textures.

Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

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Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

Rustic flavors of nutty wild rice with creamy mushroom and onions and chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, chicken breast, mushrooms, onions, wild rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • cup Wild Rice Blend
  • ½ cup Long Grain Rice
  • 3 cup Chicken Broth
  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 tbsp Onion Soup Seasoning Mix see recipe below

Cream Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Onion Soup Seasoning Mix see recipe below
  • 1 cup Mushrooms sliced

Instructions

  • In a saute pan over medium high heat, add oil, onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add rice. Toast for 3 minutes more. Transfer to 13×9 baking dish. Add chicken broth.
  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter. Once melted, whisk in flour and let cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and onion soup seasonings mix. Cook another 3 minutes. Then add to baking dish. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken with onion seasoning mix. In the same saute pan you toasted the rice in, add chicken and cook on each side for 3 minutes. (just browning, not cooking through). Add chicken breast in single layer over rice mixture. Cover dish with aluminum foil and put in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil from baking dish and cook for another 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving a portion of rice and piece of chicken to each bowl.
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Homemade Onion Soup Seasoning Mix

A simple replacement for the traditional onion soup mix.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword onion soup, onion soup mix, onions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 0.5 cup

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • ½ tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tbsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • ½ tbsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Use right away or store in an airtight container like a mason jar with a lid.

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I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Mushroom Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

  1. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a Bible teacher, writer, reader, and gardener committed to the truth that women can become confident Christ-followers and students of God's Word. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty-plus years, and together they have four sons, three daughters-in-love, four grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks, and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    Wild rice is so hearty!

  2. Hubby would like this. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 65. Pinned!

  3. chinamom3078 – I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
    chinamom3078 says:

    We love wild rice! Like the change of toe usual rice and chicken casserole. From the Lazy Gastronome’s link. Have a good weekend!

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