Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

  • bakerygirl514 Posted: 01/06/13
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    Pretty good but needs a bit more liquid as I thought it was a bit dry. Also a little too much parsley for me but my husband loved it. As the other reviewer said, the recipe doesn't say what to do with the bacon but I threw it in. Also the nutritional info is protein, carbs or fiber in a chicken and wild rice dish? Really? Someone needs to proof the recipes better and fix the nutritional info!

  • neensbeans Posted: 10/28/13
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    Totally agree with srwfromorange's review. This was bland and not at all creamy. I tasted it before putting in the casserole and decided to add some fresh herbs (rosemary & thyme), but even those didn't help. Maybe I should have put the bacon back in it!

  • srwfromorange Posted: 04/16/13
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    Not only did this recipe take an hour & 1/2 to prepare, it was bland. There are so many other chicken & rice recipes in Cooking Light's many volumes and so many have such wonderful flavor,but this one needs to be stricken for all time. Yuk

  • LPSilvey Posted: 01/07/13
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    We used frozen leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, added Italian herbs for a bit of kick, but otherwise followed the recipe in the Jan/Feb issues of Cooking Light. Rave reviews and empty plates.

  • TheMomChef Posted: 01/12/13
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    To answer other questions, no the bacon doesn't go back in (there's no way to keep the dish at 17 grams of fat per serving and have it in there). Once I had everything mixed together, I could tell that there wasn't enough moisture and the rice would suck all of it up, making for a dry casserole, so I added a quarter cup more of chicken broth. It was perfect. The flavors are delicious and the casserole is very creamy. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines:

  • SuzanneM Posted: 02/27/13
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    This was quite delicious- reminiscent of many chicken/rice casseroles but with fresher flavors. I'm glad I found this version online as the one in the magazine was quite difficult to follow as it transposed two recipes. I also found the use of the bacon unclear; most recipes say "Reserve for another use" if the full ingredient is not included in the recipe. This one said nothing. So I crumbled it and added it in. It added a nice crunch along with some slivered almonds I sprinkled on top (this also made for a prettier presentation). It was a lot of work for a casserole- 3 pans and the casserole dish (plus one I used to cook the chicken breasts in)! But it was warm, filling, made a lot and was quite tasty; the whole family enjoyed it.

  • rkoeppen Posted: 01/07/13
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    Are you supposed to use the bacon in the casserole? It says to remove from the pan but than doesn't mention being added back in? Is it remove and discard or remove and mix back in later?


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