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Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole

One dish meals…..Um – Yes Please. Every other on the go family out there agrees with me and I know it. Nothing beats throwing a bunch of ingredients into one dish and leaving it be until the timer goes off.  Less stress, less dishes, happy cook.
This is the definition of pure genius ( ok ok I know I say that a lot). I have a bit of an inner lazy bugger when it comes to dinner some times.  We all do. I love to freeze stuff and I love casseroles – Especially this one. It’s to the brim with flavour and ridiculous easy to put together. I’ve even skipped the entire chicken/marinade and just roasted an entire chicken before – having this as a side dish – but I will save that for another story time. My tiny human hasn’t even joined any sports yet – so I suppose I’d better get a move on creating some more of these one-pot wonders. I recently had this as a meal option for one of my North American Clean Eating Challenges – and out of 200 people nobody died but rather nattering in my ear  rave reviews (toot toot) (that was me tooting my horn- my own horn). So please, by all means – ENJOY!

Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr
  1. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 2 cups of wild rice/quinoa blend (or 1 cup rice, 1 cup quinoa)
  3. Appropriate cooking instruction amount of water (will be on your rice label)
  4. 3/4 cup of pesto (preferably home made)
  5. 1 onion diced
  6. 2 cups of cherry tomato's
  7. 4 cups of broccoli florets
Marinade for chicken
  1. 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar
  2. 1/4 cup of olive oil
  3. 1 tbs of braggs soy sauce
  4. 1 tsp of fish sauce
  5. 1 tbs of dijon mustard
  6. 1/2 tbs of Worcestershire
  1. Mix your marinade in a large bowl and cut your chicken breast into 1” pieces. Marinade your chicken for a minimum of 2 hrs prior to cooking.
  2. Preheat oven or crock pot to 375 degrees.
  3. Add chicken to the bottom of a large glass baking dish (or crock pot).
  4. Mix your pesto with your wild rice and it along with the onions, tomato's and broccoli to the dish.
  5. Finish by topping with the amount of water provided by your cooking instructions on your bag of wild rice/quinoa.
  6. Bake in the oven for approx 1 hr or until rice is tender :) Remember that wild rice is always a bit chewier than normal. Enjoy!
  1. Did i mention you would have less dishes??!
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