Chicken, Artichoke and Rice Casserole

White sauce provides a simple addition to this hearty casserole that's baked with chicken, bacon, vegetables and rice - perfect for dinner.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 20
  • servings 12

Ingredients

WHITE SAUCE*

6
tablespoons margarine or butter
6
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups chicken broth
1
cup milk

CASSEROLE

1
tablespoon margarine or butter
2
cups julienne-cut (2x1/4x1/4-inch) carrots
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3
cup chopped green onions
1/2
cup milk
1/4
cup dry sherry
2 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken
2
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2
cups cooked white rice
1 1/2
cups cooked wild rice
1
to 2 (14-oz.) cans artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
to 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 In medium saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook until mixture is smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth and 1 cup milk. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. In large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon margarine over medium-high heat. Add carrots, bell pepper and onions; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Stir in white sauce, 1/2 cup milk, sherry, chicken, bacon and mozzarella cheese; blend well. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Combine white and wild rice; spread evenly over bottom of greased baking dish. Arrange artichokes over rice. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over artichokes.** Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes; cover tightly with foil.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until casserole is thoroughly heated.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    300
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    510mg
    510%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    20g
    20%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    130%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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