This was on point! I have been trying to replicate one of my husbands childhood favorites and this did the trick! Not the most photogenic dish when plated but very tasty.
I haven't made this yet but I had to rate it in order to leave a comment but I really have a question can I use a 9 by 13 baking dish instead that's all I have please let me know I can't wait to try this recipe
Our family absolutely loves this dish. It is creamy and mouth-watering good! I'm not sure what people mean when they say it has no flavor? It is not spicy at all, but I found it had tons of flavor! Maybe it was the type of long grain & wild rice used? I used the Uncle Ben's quick cooking, and it had an herbs flavor packet in it. Perhaps if just plain long grain & wild rice is used, there isn't enough seasoning? Not sure, but we thought it was delish! It reminded me a bit of the Stouffer's Grandma's Chicken & Rice Bake w/o the broccoli, but creamier & tastier, if that helps folks at all.
My family loves this casserole! Yes, it is a little time consuming, but so worth it. I use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery to help cut the prep time and omit the water chestnuts for my husband. I was out of bread crumbs so I crumbled a tube of Ritz Crackers for the topping and then drizzled 2 tablespoons of melted Butter all over the crackers. We all liked it better this way! To appease picky eaters about the Almonds, you can either put them on just one end of the casserole or serve them on the side in a small bowl. My family never minds eating this casserole for leftovers, the only problem is there usually aren't any!! This makes a wonderful holiday dish served with sweet & sour green beans or broccoli, yeast rolls, congealed strawberry salad and either pecan pie or coconut cake for dessert. Every time I have ever made this I get asked for the recipe!
Was looking for a good go-to chicken & rice casserole to share with friends who need a meal. I tried it on my family first and everyone was impressed! It's a bit time consuming since you have some chopping, pre-cooking the chicken and the rice plus toasting the almonds but the result is VERY good! Sent some to a friend home after open-heart and he claimed he could not stop eating it! That's a great review right there! I plan to make this frequently and always keep some frozen for others.
Great recipe, not bland at all. Could do with out the almonds. My grocery store didn't have water chessnuts, so I omitted them and I forgot to add the milk- it was delicious regardless.
Great recipe. As others have said, it makes a lot, so I always half the recipe. I also omit the water chestnut as they're not my fave. I'll have to try it with broccoli now.
Good Recipe, be careful of tastes with water chestnuts, recipe has too many in it for my tastes.
Followed recipe to the letter and was surprised at how bland it was, not bad but definitely blah..I'm going to save some and add curry to it overnight and see if that works..
This recipe is mind blowingly good. I made it for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Makes a huge amount and the left overs are just as good. It is a yummy stick-to-your-ribs warms-you-up-on-a-cold-day casserole.
Cut the recipe in half. Had no taste. Will not make it again.
Definitely keeping this in our rotation. I halved the recipe and omitted the water chestnuts and almonds. Loved it!
Over the years, I've tried many chicken and rice casseroles hoping to find a favorite. This one isn't it. There were so many ingredients it was like it was trying too hard and, in the end, it just didn't make it. With a little more salt, the flavor was pretty good but it was dry and unappealing. Perhaps, a recipe that uses a white sauce with cheese added would be better.
Trying to make this match Costco's frozen chicken and wild rice so I added some Worcester sauce for a little extra tang. Loved having the extra to freeze!
Substituted buttered ritz crackers for bread crumbs & would omit almonds.
This is our favorite chicken casserole. It makes a lot, so there is extra in the freezer for a busy night. Loved the crunch of the water chestnuts.
I made this tonight, with a few alterations. I added some frozen broccoli. I think next time I will leave out the added salt and the bread crumbs. It was too salty for my taste, but my 18 y/o nephew LOVED it. I'd say he'd have eaten the entire casserole dish, if I'd allowed it. I will make this again.
This was sooooooo good! I had to change some things as I didn't have milk, so I substituted low-fat half and half and didn't have enough onion, but did have french fried onions that I crushed and blended with the bread crumbs. We will definitely be having this one again!
I made this according to the recipe. I thought it needed additional vegetables, so the next time I added a 16oz. pkg of frozen broccoli (put in frozen) and it was very good. I think it would also be good with a one pound bag of frozen peas. You have to accommodate the additional ingredients by using a larger baking dish.
My mother made this and EVERYONE loved it! Ibbarone: FYI- I have a casserole dish almost identical if you'd like, it's silver plate.
I thought this was good but not exceptional in any way. I had a cheddar/jack combo cheese in the house that I used and maybe that made it too bland, but it really needed a little kick of some sort. Next time I'll make sure I use a sharp cheddar cheese and maybe throw in a dash or two of tabasco sauce. Just something to bolster the flavor a little. The water chestnuts didn't do anything for me either, but that's just a personal preference. I think I would prefer mushrooms over water chestnuts.
Delicious and easy. I made it in the morning and refrigerated it until dinner. Now, where can I get that beautiful casserole dish in the picture?!
The only problem with this dish is that there won't be leftovers. It is so good that it was gone in two days. Love the balance of crunch and creaminess. Read my full review here: http://bit.ly/vWRObY