Chicken and Wild Rice (Freezer Meal)

Chicken and Wild Rice. I make my freezer meals 2 ways. One way is to just make them all in a 2 day process. Compile my list, shop, and do meat prep.

Then the next day I assemble them. The other way I like to do it is over the course of a week or two.

I buy the ingredients enough to double the recipes, then I make one for dinner and just double it and put one away in the freezer.

Then by the end of about 2 or 3 weeks, you have 10 meals frozen in the freezer ready to go for later. Your meals will do well in the freezer for 2-4 months.

Chicken and Wild Rice

1 box wild rice with seasoning packet (4.3 oz)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can water
1 small can mushrooms, drained
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, uncooked
1 cup slivered almonds

1. Mix together rice with seasoning packet, both cans of soup, and water.  Stir in mushrooms.
2. Pour in to 8X8 freezer dish, I use the foil pans.  Top with 6 chicken pieces and sprinkle with slivered almonds.
3. Double wrap in heavy duty foil, label and freeze.

Cooking Instruction: Thaw and bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender.

I like to serve this dish with a side of broccoli and fruit.

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  1. For this recipe and other recipes that use "cream of (fill in the blank)" soups, is there any alternative? Maybe something slightly more natural? Thanks!

  2. Hi! Thanks so much for posting this. I just tried it - it turned out soupy but very tasty ... as it should with those creamy soups in the recipe. I wasn't sure on the rice. I tried it with a 133 gram pouch Knorr Sidekick - I'm in Vancouver ... so it's all grams and kilograms for me. Can you shoot me the brand name of the rice you used. Is there a Rice-a-roni wild rice option? If I can get the rice right, this recipe is a keeper ... and I can make 5 for my freezer in about 30 minutes - Love it! Thanks so much 🙂 Laurie

  3. Any way to use regular wild rice rather than the boxed stuff? I buy my wild rice in bulk but I think it takes longer to cook than the boxed stuff.

  4. Allison, this is just the one regular box. 4.3 oz.
    Mert, yes! Try the bread crumbs...I think that would work just fine. If you like other kinds of nuts, you can use that too.....pine nuts are a good substitutuion.

  5. Marie, sorry it took me so long to get back to you! The box of rice is 4.3 oz which is slighly more than 1/2 cup. I bet you could get away with 1/2 cup. Our box of rice comes with a seasoning packet as well.

  6. Is this the small serving box of rice- I bought 2 because the one box just served 3 people. Should I use 2 boxes?

  7. Hi,

    I found this via Pinterest. I am from England and am unsure how much rice to use since we don't get the same boxes of rice as you do. Can you let me know a rough amount in cups or ounces please? Thanks!

  8. Chicken breasts wouldn't matter at all, thighs are just less expensive. The seasoning she's referring to is the little paper pouch of seasoning in a box of rice a roni or its equivalent.

    This is super easy to make and totally yummy.

  9. Regular sized soup cans or family size? What is the seasoning that you are referring to?

  10. My family loved this meal. Even my picky eater! What a wonderful recipe! Can't wait to try more!

  11. Nope, this one is so easy. You dont even have to cook the rice. Just toss it in 🙂

  12. mkhansell- yes, you can use another can of cream of chicken soup or any other cream soup you like. I have a friend who likes it with cream of celery soup as a second option. Enjoy!

    Misty- I thaw mine on the counter in the afternoon or in the fridge overnight. If it is still just a bit frozen, just increase the cooking time. Easy peasy lemon squeazy 🙂

  13. i don't like cream of mushroom soup, if you use just cream of chicken do I need to use two cans or just completely eliminate the can of cream of mushroom.

  14. I made this today. It was amazing.. My family loved it.. Thanks, found this on Pinterest.

  15. Do you use frozen or fresh chicken? How do you thaw these freezer meals out? So excited to find some freezer meals I think my family will eat! Found you on Pinterest. 🙂

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