Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice
 
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Tenders bites of chicken are nestled into a decadent sauce and savory rice. Garnished with slivered almonds, this dish is elegant enough for guests and also a perfect family meal. Also makes great make-ahead freezer meal.
Alison:
Recipe type: Meal, Chicken
Serves: 6-8 servings
Grocery List
  • 1 box Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • ½ c. butter
  • ½ c. flour
  • 1½ c. chicken broth
  • 2¼ c. milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½  pepper
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup sautéed fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • slivered almonds for garnish
Here's how...
  1. Begin by preparing a box of the rice and seasoning mix as directed on the package.
  2. Cook 4 chicken breasts in the method you prefer. I cut mine into bite-size pieces and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and sauté them until cooked through.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the flour and whisk for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk and chicken broth and continue whisking until the mixture comes to a low boil. At this point, the sauce will thicken.
  5. Add in the salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Combine the cooked rice, cooked chicken, and sauce in a 9x13" baking dish. I use foil pans and make two at a time so I can freeze one for later.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
  8. Garnish with slivered almonds.
  9. If desired, may add mushrooms that you have sautéed in butter.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/creamy-chicken-and-wild-rice/