A hearty weeknight casserole with chicken, mushrooms, and a wild rice blend made rich and creamy with Classico(R) Fresh Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

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  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until they release some moisture and begin to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove mushrooms from pan.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in the same skillet. Saute chicken pieces until browned. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

  • Combine the rice, chicken, mushrooms, and 3/4 of the jar of Alfredo sauce in the prepared baking dish. Mix well, and then spread remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle crushed crackers evenly over casserole and drizzle 1 tablespoon melted butter over top.

  • Bake until heated through and topping is golden, about 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

505 calories; 20.9 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 1337 mg sodium. 53.3 g carbohydrates; 25.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
We loved this! I followed the recipe as directed except I used portabella mushrooms (they were on sale). I also mixed the melted butter with the crackers in a zip lock bag for easy distribution. My husband went back for thirds and fourths. I will definitely be making this recipe on a regular basis! #AllstarsClassico Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2016
Followed recipe other than the much needed addition of broccoli. Myself and family just weren't big fans of the Alfredo mixed with wild rice. Not going to be making this one again. Read More
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
We loved this! I followed the recipe as directed except I used portabella mushrooms (they were on sale). I also mixed the melted butter with the crackers in a zip lock bag for easy distribution. My husband went back for thirds and fourths. I will definitely be making this recipe on a regular basis! #AllstarsClassico Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
We loved this! I followed the recipe as directed except I used portabella mushrooms (they were on sale). I also mixed the melted butter with the crackers in a zip lock bag for easy distribution. My husband went back for thirds and fourths. I will definitely be making this recipe on a regular basis! #AllstarsClassico Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2014
We loved the taste of the creamy alfredo sauce blended into this rice casserole mixture - such a nice change of pace from a typical "soup can" recipe. I love the suggestion to add broccoli and will definitely have to give that a try soon!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2014
Super yummy! Doubled the recipe as I wanted leftovers. My hubby and daughter were very happy. My daughter doesn't care for mushrooms so I made a mini one for her without them. I took advice from another reviewer and mixed the cracker crumbs and melted butter together. Great tip! Ritz crackers would be good too. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
A really great comfort food dinner! I simplified by using rotisserie chicken breast and pre-sliced mushrooms. I took other reviewer's advice and added broccoli and onions and used Ritz instead of saltines. I didn't use the full amount of butter to cook the veggies in and I didn't think it needed butter on the top. Delicious! doesn't make a ton - might use two boxes of rice next time. Will definitely be one to make again and again. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2014
I thought this was very good! The only thing that I did differently was to use crushed Ritz crackers rather than saltines. It was great and I'm sure I'll make it again...next time I think I will try adding broccoli! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2014
Next time I am going to make this with all wild rice broccoli rather than parsley most likely I will leave the crackers off. It is a good recipe and a great one for personalizing. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2014
We all enjoyed this and I will make it again. We do several potluck dinners throughout the year and this would be great! I added a bit of shredded cheese to the top before and used Ritz craCkers instead of saltines. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
I am overruling my husband on the rating of this. He gave it a 4 but he doesn't ever want me to make rice. I on the other hand loved this! I followed the recipe pretty exactly. I would not add any salt to this because the wild rice mix and the Classico sauce both have enough for those who tend to be salt-sensitive. You can always add more later! In other recipes I've made using cracker crusts like this I've always mixed the butter and crackers together and I did that too but it does take a little more butter. This would be pretty good sized servings for 4. Thank you so much Sandra! This was really nice! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
LOVED IT! I threw in some broccoli because for one I wanted some color and two it was a suggestion from another reviewer. HOME RUN!!! Thank you sandra_92083 for the recipe! I will be making this one again! #AllstarsClassico Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2016
Followed recipe other than the much needed addition of broccoli. Myself and family just weren't big fans of the Alfredo mixed with wild rice. Not going to be making this one again. Read More