Betty Givan's Parmesan Chicken Casserole With Wild Rice

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Betty Given demonstrates recipes on YouTube. When she demonstrated this recipe she praised it so highly, I had to copy it down. She calls this her go-to recipe and she uses it whenever she takes a meal to a neighbor for whatever reason.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs uncooked chicken breasts
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups milk
  • 14 lb butter (1 stick, cut into chunks)
  • 1 (6 ounce) boxuncle ben's long grain and wild rice blend (fast cooking recipe)
  • grated parmesan cheese, to taste
  • cooking spray, if desired

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the three cans of soup with 2 cups of milk and the stick of butter in a saucepan. Place the saucepan over low heat as you work on the chicken, being sure to stir the soup mixture occasionally.
  3. Remove any extra fat, skin, and gristle from the chicken and discard it. Cut the uncooked chicken breast meat into bite-sized chunks (or cubes).
  4. When the soup mixture is hot and smooth, start assembling your casserole. Use a large oven proof (pyrex) casserole dish, about 14" x 10" x2". If you don't have a dish this large, make two small casseroles and cook for a shorter time. Spray baking dish with cooking spray, if desired. This is not a necessary step, however, though it might make serving a little easier.
  5. Pour 1/2 of soup mixture into bottom of baking dish. Lightly and evenly sprinkle the long grain and wild rice over the top of the soup mixture. Reserve the seasoning pack for another use. Next, place the chunks of uncooked chicken evenly over the top of the rice. Now pour the remaining soup mixture over the top of the chicken chunks. Finish off the casserole by generously sprinkling the top with grated Parmesan cheese. You may grate fresh Parmesan cheese or use Kraft's. It is important that you sprinkle plenty of the Parmesan cheese. Betty uses 1/2 of the large Kraft can.
  6. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour. Remove the foil and brown the top for about 15 minutes. If you bake the casserole uncovered for 1 hour 15 minutes, it won't be quite as saucy. Serve while hot.
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I'm so glad to find this recipe. My mother used to prepare this and it is divine. She used the same ingredients but a slightly different approach. She set aside 1/3 of the soup mixture (soup, milk and butter). In the larger (2/3) portion, she added 1/2 to 2/3 of the can of Kraft grated parmesan. She also mixed in the rice. This mixture she poured into the baking dish and set the chicken pieces on top. She then poured the remaining 1/3 of the soup mixture over the chicken and then sprinkled it with the rest of the grated parmesan. It was heavenly! Thanks for posting!

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A very easy and quick recipe to throw together, then forget about it for an hour. I subbed 3/4 cup of milk for dry white wine, and thought that made an already special dish even more special. Rich, creamy and enjoyable meal. The only thing different I will do next time is to only use 1/2 stick of butter. Thanks for sharing Lorraine of AZ. Made for My 3 Chefs event