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Chicken and Wild Rice
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Recipe

Chicken and Wild Rice in a creamy Parmesan sauce - easy and delicious comfort food!  This recipe is just like a chicken and wild rice casserole except everything is cooked in a skillet on the stovetop!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and wild rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 429kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups wild rice , uncooked
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion , small, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 pound chicken thighs , skinless and boneless, chopped into smaller slices
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt
  • cup half and half
  • cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • cup fresh parsley , chopped

Instructions

  • Cook wild rice + ¼ teaspoon and ⅛ teaspoon salt in a large pot of boiling water according to the cooking instructions on the package (usually, wild rice cooks about 45 minutes, so plan accordingly).
  • When wild rice is almost cooked, heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook on medium heat, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 1 minute.
  • Add chopped chicken, sprinkle generously with salt, oregano, thyme, parsley, and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
  • When the wild rice is done, add cooked wild rice to the skillet with chicken and mix everything.
  • Add ⅔ cup half and half, ⅓ cup chicken broth to the skillet with chicken and rice and bring to boil. Add shredded ½ cup Parmesan cheese. Stir, until the cheese has melted, on medium-low heat. Taste and add more salt if needed, about ⅛ teaspoon or ¼ teaspoon more.
  • Remove from heat, stir in ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley.

Notes

What is HALF & HALF? To make 1 cup of half and half, combine ½ cup milk and ½ cup regular cream (heavy, or whipping cream).

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1.7mg