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Chicken-Wild Rice Casserole with Dried Cherries

Chicken-Wild Rice Casserole with Dried Cherries
  • Prep 18 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Check out this hearty chicken and rice casserole - perfect for a slow cooked flavorful dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked wild rice
1/3
cup dried cherries or cranberries
1
tablespoon instant chopped onion
1
cup baby-cut carrots
2
medium stalks celery, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1
cup chunky applesauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
8
chicken drumsticks, skin removed (about 2 pounds)
8
chicken thighs, skin removed (about 2 pounds)
1
can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed beefy mushroom soup
1
can (14 ounces) chicken broth
2
teaspoons dried thyme leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Mix wild rice, cherries, onion, carrots, celery, applesauce and salt in 6-quart slow cooker. Arrange chicken drumsticks and thighs over rice mixture. Pour soup over chicken; pour broth over all. Sprinkle thyme on chicken.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on high heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until wild rice is tender.

Expert Tips

  • It's worth taking a few extra minutes to remove the skin from the drumsticks and thighs. The skin doesn't brown during cooking, so it won't enhance the appearance of the dish.
  • This casserole is a great recipe to make for the holidays. The chunky applesauce and dried cherries or cranberries add a sweet and tart flavor. Parmesan cheese and toasted almonds are a natural with wild rice and chicken. Sprinkle a bit of both over the top of this comfort-food casserole.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
95mg
Sodium
710mg
Total Carbohydrate
42g
Dietary Fiber
4g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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