Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

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An easy and tasty kid pleasing meal.


Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 tbsps garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 16 ozs wild rice
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil, onion, celery, garlic, and carrots in a pan over medium heat for 10 minutes. Prepare wild rice and white rice according to package instructions.
  2. Stir in chicken, rices, and a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Reduce heat to low.
  3. In a medium pan over high heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour, vegetable broth, and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Continue to whisk until boiling. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheddar and continue to stir until melted.
  4. Transfer chicken and rice mixture to a greased 9×13 baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over rices and top with remaining cheddar. Bake for 30-35 minutes.