Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Green Beans

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Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Green Beans is an old-school creamy chicken casserole. Made with pantry ingredients you are likely to have on hand, this easy casserole is pure comfort food.

Serving of Chicken Wild Rice Casserole on a plate with salad.

 

There’s some pimentos added for color and water chestnuts for a little crunch. A combination of mayonnaise and condensed cream of celery soup forms a creamy base for this recipe.

Once you have the rice cooked, you just mix everything together in a large bowl, transfer it to a baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. It’s a super easy dinner. Serve with a salad and you have a very filling meal.

Chicken Casserole in a baking dish.

 

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Green Beans Recipe Tips:

  • I like to use rotisserie chicken for this recipe but any cooked chicken will do.
  • Either very finely chop the onion or saute it first so that it gets soft.

This recipe is simple and basic and is easily customizable.

  • Try adding a few toasted pecans or almonds on top.
  • If you want some cheesy flavor, add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole.
  • Substitute canned asparagus for the green beans.
  • Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup can be used instead of Cream Of Celery.
  • For more flavor, try adding 1 teaspoon of curry powder or 1/2 teaspoon of paprika.
  • Fried onions make a great topping.
  • If your box of rice has a seasoning packet, use it.

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole on a plate.

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Serving of Chicken Wild Rice Casserole on a plate with salad.

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Green Beans

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Casserole
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 565kcal
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Green Beans is an old-school creamy chicken casserole. Made with pantry ingredients you are likely to have on hand, this easy casserole is pure comfort food.
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Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 (6-ounce) box Uncle Ben's white and wild rice, cooked
  • 1 (10.75- ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can French-style green beans, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepepr
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease either a 7x11-inch or 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and add salt to taste.
  • Transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes uncovered.

Notes

Sometimes I like to chop the water chestnuts up so they are in smaller pieces.
Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup can be used instead of Cream Of Celery.
For more flavor, try adding 1 teaspoon of curry powder or 1/2 teaspoon of paprika.
Fried onions make a great topping.
If your box of rice has a seasoning packet, use it.

Nutrition

Calories: 565kcal

Spoon scooping up chicken casserole.

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4 thoughts on “Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Green Beans

    1. Julia, I do. I think it is part of what makes the casserole not so bland. I’m still trying to find something else to kick it up a bit.

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