Chicken, Wild Rice & Butternut Squash Casserole

I made this casserole the other night, and I have to say it was pretty darn amazing. It has chicken, wild rice, butternut squash, and cranberries in it – basically all of the yummy fall flavors. So of course I am craving Thanksgiving foods now!

 

If you’re in need of a healthy, flavorful, and easy recipe for your fam, give this one a try. It won’t disappoint – promise!!

 

Ingredients:

 

-1/2 yellow onion (thinly sliced and diced)

-1 lb butternut squash (chopped into 1 inch squares – I always buy mine from Target or Cub Foods because they have it all chopped up for you)!

-1 rotisserie chicken (sliced with skin removed)

-1 cup wild rice (makes 3 cups cooked) or you could substitute quinoa if you prefer

-1/2 cup dried cranberries

-1/2 cup freshly shaved parmesean cheese

-1 Tablespoon freshly chopped thyme

-2 Tablespoons olive oil

-Salt and Pepper

 

Directions:

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook wild rice (or quinoa) according to package directions
  • While wild rice is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. And in olive oil. Once oil is hot, add in your onion and squash. Sautee for approximately 6-8 minutes (or until squash is soft and you can easily pierce it with a fork). Season with salt and pepper.
  • Take a 9 x 13 pan and spray with olive oil or coconut oil
  • Once rice is ready, pour it into the pan along with the onion and squash mixuture.
  • Add in chicken, ¼ cup of the parmesaen cheese, dried cranberries, and thyme
  • Stir all ingredients together
  • Cover with tinfoil and cook in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Top casserole off with remaining ¼ cup parmesan cheese, cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Chicken, Wild Rice & Butternut Squash Casserole

  1. So I decided to try yet another recipe from this blog since the chicken chili was so incredibly delicious! We are two for two! This was delightful!!! More labor intensive than the chicken chili but not too bad 🙂 this dish has a wonderful earthy and hardy flavor to it. It has a more mild flavor than had I originally expected with having the thyme, squash and cranberries, but I loved the hardiness of it and felt like I had just enjoyed a healthy taste of fall! Thanks for posting this recipe!!

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