Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole is a quick and easy casserole recipe perfect for the weeknights! It’s creamy and delicious, plus it’s quick and easy. Wild Rice is a fun and delicious twist on the regular chicken and rice casserole recipe that the entire family will love. If you are looking for a comforting casserole recipe you need to try this one!
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole!
Wild rice, chicken, and seasonings all baked up together in a creamy sauce is serious comfort food! I guess my true Minnesotan roots are coming out in this wild rice casserole and I should really rename it to “Chicken & Wild Rice Hotdish” so it truly reflects my Minnesotan roots! It’s a pretty simple dish to throw together and it will please the family from young to old. This would be perfect for a crisp fall day even though we are being blessed with some amazingly warm weather right now! I can’t help it because I’m already in fall mode and craving some of our favorite fall dinners!
This Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole goes into heavy rotation, along with our favorite Pumpkin Bread, at our house about the time the kids are back in school! It’s easy to make, so comforting, and you can make it ahead. Plus, the leftovers keep really well.
Casserole Recipes Make Easy Dinners!
This Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole is definitely one of my family’s favorite dinners. The kids love it, my husband loves it and I love it, too. I think it’s the wild rice – it’s one of my favorite ingredients. I use it in my Crock Pot Hamburger Wild Rice Casserole and Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Wild Rice Soup, too.
Of course, being from the midwest that’s not a surprise! This Wild Rice Casserole recipe I’m sharing today is a staple dish around here and it’s a hearty and filling meal! Add an easy side dish like my Roasted Cauliflower to make it a complete dinner. I know you’re going to love this easy casserole recipe!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
What ingredients do I need to make Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole?
- shredded cooked chicken
- Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice Original Recipe
- Sour cream
- Cream of chicken soup
- dried onion flakes
- garlic salt
How do I make Chicken Wild Rice Casserole?
- Prepare the rice – cook the rice according to package directions.
- Assemble the casserole – in a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cooked chicken, rice, sour cream, soup, and seasons and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a greased 8×8″ baking dish.
- Bake the casserole – pop the casserole in the oven and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
What is Wild Rice?
Wild rice is a nutritious whole grain and is not actually rice! It’s actually from a water grass that grows wild in lakes and rivers. It looks very different from regular rice, too. It’s long and slender and dark brown in color with a very distinctive flavor once it’s cooked. It’s also great in soup so be sure to check out my Wild Rice Soup recipe, too!
I used Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice, which is a combination of long grain rice and wild rice.
What tools do I need to make Wild Rice Casserole?
- large mixing bowl
- 8×8″ baking dish
Quick Tips and Tricks for making this easy casserole recipe!
Here are some frequently asked questions about making wild rice casserole. If you have any additional questions please comment below and we will do our best to answer them!
How do I store leftover over casserole?
You can store the leftover chicken casserole in airtight containers in the refrigerator or you can freeze it, too, in freezer-safe containers.
How long does leftover casserole last?
- Refrigerator: chicken casserole will keep for three to four days in the refrigerator.
- Freezer: chicken casserole properly store in airtight containers will keep in the freezer for up to four to six months.
Can I make this as a freezer meal?
Yes! You can make this Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole ahead and freeze it. Just combine it all in the baking dish, cover it so it’s airtight, and freeze it. When you’re ready to reheat it, just be sure to add some time to the cooking time since you’ll be baking from frozen. Or, transfer the frozen casserole to the fridge the day before you want to bake it. That way, it won’t take as long to bake!
This Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole is so creamy and delicious! I know you’re going to love it! I’ve got even more casserole recipe ideas for you so after you try this wild rice casserole be sure to check out some of my other kid-friendly casserole recipes!
More Casserole Recipes!
We love making casseroles, especially during the winter months. They are easy, comforting and the kids love them. Here are a few that are always a hit at our house!
- Meatball Sub Casserole
- Baked Spaghetti Casserole
- Italian Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Vegetable and Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole
- Meatball Hash Brown Bake
Make it a meal with these easy side dish recipes!
Wondering what to pair this easy casserole recipe with? Here are a few quick and easy side dish recipes that will complete your meal!
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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe
- 1 lb chicken cooked and shredded
- 6 oz pkg Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice Original Recipe
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 1 tsp dried onion flakes
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare wild rice according to package directions
- In a large mixing bowl mix together sour cream, cream of chicken soup. onion flakes, garlic salt and pepper. Stir in chicken and prepared wild rice. Put in a greased 8 in x 8 in baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.