Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Make Ahead Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

Last week's make ahead casserole was delicious, so I really want to try to make one every week.  My daughter has a lot of activities after school, so we often don't walk in the door until 6pm and getting dinner on the table by 7pm is usually the plan.

I put this together while making my other mealpods for the week.  While the Apple Cinnamon Pork Muffins were being mixed up, I threw the chicken in the oven for the casserole.  The onions I chopped were or both recipes.  I portioned out all of the ingredients for this recipe while waiting for the other to finish cooking.

Make Ahead Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

Prep Time: 30 min               
Cook Time: 30 minutes            
Yield: 8


½ cup wild rice
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked
2 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 cup chicken broth
¼ cup almond flour
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup parsley, chopped
2 cups frozen French cut green beans
½ cup sliced almonds

·         Cook wild rice to package directions, set aside

·         Heat oil in dutch oven add onions until just starting to brown, add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until the liquid has been released and evaporated.  Add chicken broth and increase heat to boiling, cooking until most of liquid has been evaporated.

·         Sprinkle the green beans with almond flour, add coconut milk, bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute, stirring.  Stir in Parmesan, sour cream and parsley.  Remove from heat.

·         In a 9 x 13 pan, spread the rice in an even layer in the dish, top with the chicken broken into bite sized pieces, then the green beans.  Pour the sauce over the top and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with almonds. 

Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.  When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350˚ and cook for 30 minutes.

Nutrition: 8 PODS - 277 calories, 16  g fat, 200g sodium, 13G carb, 2g fiber, 20g protein

nutrition information estimated at Livestrong.com:

I have one of the corningware dishes with a fitted plastic lid that I love. It comes with a carrier so you can easily bring it to events. 

1 comment:

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