Serve a one-dish chicken dinner for an easy family-friendly meal tonight. If you're pressed for time, buy quick-cooking wild rice or precooked brown rice in microwaveable pouches to equal 8 cups cooked rice.
2 cups uncooked wild rice
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breasts
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Garnishes: apple slices, fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
How to Make It
Cook wild rice according to package directions.
Combine cooked rice, chicken, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk together lemon juice and next 5 ingredients. Drizzle over rice mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in mint and parsley. Sprinkle with almonds. Garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Gourmet House Quick Cooking Wild Rice.
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I couldn't find quick cooking wild rice and I didn't want to wait an hour just to cook the wild rice. Sooo, I used uncle bens wild rice mix that takes 25 mins. It makes 2 cups of cooked rice. I couldn't imagine using 8 cups of cooked rice the recipe calls for. Way too much rice in my opinion. Two cups chicken to 2 cups cooked rice mix is a good balance. I did everything else exactly as the recipe called for. It's really good. Yum yum!
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