Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This was one of my favorite meals.  It did take a bit of prep work to get it all together but if you're organized it's isn't too bad. 

I like to cook up a bunch of chicken in the crockpot when it's on sale and portion it into 10 - 12 oz. bags in the freezer.  Then it's all ready to pull out when I need a quick chicken salad or a meal like this.

Cook the rice in the morning when you're making breakfast or getting ready to leave.  Chuck it in the refrigerator and then it's all set to just mix and put in the oven.

I love Alfredo sauce but don't eat it much now that I'm not eating pasta.  I haven't found a gluten free pasta that I love enough to eat. Well, this was awesome because I got my alfredo taste with rice and a whole bunch of other fantastic flavors along with it.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Adapted from Healthy 4 Life

5 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked regular brown rice
3/4 cups uncooked wild rice
1 jar (10 oz) Classico Alfredo pasta sauce
1 cup sour cream, light
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 lb. chicken breasts, uncooked
1 can (15 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed
1 bag (16 oz) mixed vegetables, thawed

Cook chicken, cool slightly and shred or cup up. Set aside.

In a saucepan, heat water, brown rice and wild rice until boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 - 50 minutes or until rices are tender. Drain if necessary.

Heat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13 in baking dish with cooking spray. In a very large bowl, mix pasta sauce, sour cream, broth, parmesan cheese, thyme and pepper until well mixed. Stir in rice mixture, chicken and vegetables. Spoon into baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 40 - 50 minutes.

One Year Ago...

This is linked with:
Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff

Hearth and Soul at 21st Century Housewife
Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Works for Me Wednesday at Works for me Wednesday
Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Whole Foods Wednesday at This Chick Cooks
Gluten Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Homemaker
 The Mommy Club at Crystal & Co.

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