Super Veggie Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Pack in vegetables and whole grains for a healthy and easy dinner that’s family-friendly, too.

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Recipe by Emily Cooper, RDN

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked, diced chicken breast
  • 1 (6 ounce) package Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 ½ cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine chicken, rice, contents of rice seasoning packet, peas and carrots, mushrooms, onion, and spinach in a bowl. Stir in broth and soup until completely combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until hot and bubbling, or about 30 more minutes. Top with shredded cheese 5 minutes before baking is complete. Remove casserole from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 6.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup

CALORIES 306; TOTAL FAT 6g; SAT. FAT 2g; CHOL. 63mg; SODIUM 600mg; CARB. 31g; FIBER 3g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 32g; POTASSIUM 632 mg

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Emily Cooper, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in central New Jersey. Read her blog, Sinful Nutrition, and connect with her on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.


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