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My preferred lunch is a nice sandwich. I ln’t use just plain sandwich bread, I like to get the freshly baked bread from the bakery when I go to Kroger. We always have some roast beef, turkey, and cheese ready to make a sandwich. I also add some lettuce and my secret mayonnaise. (It’s just equal parts of mayo and Italian dressing.

Wild Rice And Chicken Casserole Topped With Sour Dough Bread #Switch2Sourdough #CollectiveBias

When I was shopping last week, I noticed California Goldminer Sourdough Bread sandwich loaf. It is a nice, big loaf with a few flavors to pick from. I love this sandwich loaf because it is baked fresh every day in the Kroger bakery! It’s fresher and tastes better!

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Every week we run out of cold cuts before we use up all the bread, so I have a few recipes that use up the last of the bread so I can enjoy every single piece of bread!

This is such a filling casserole. Don’t let all the ingredients scare you. Just get everything on the counter and it’s easy to throw together. The California Goldminer Sourdough Bread on top gives it a nice crunch! (Click here for the printable recipe.)

 

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Wild Rice And Chicken Casserole

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 8-ounce package of sliced fresh baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 – 4.2 oz boxes of fast cooking long grain and wild rice*
  • 1 12.6-ounce package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 8-ounce package mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices of California Goldminer Sourdough Bread, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 4.25-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • In a very large frying pan, (I used my 5-Quart saute pan.) melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add the chicken and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally, for approximately 6-8 minutes or until it is cooked completely. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside.

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  • Add the onion and mushrooms to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes, or until just tender.
  • Add the cooking wine and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until almost all the liquid has evaporated.

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  • Then sprinkle the flour over the mixture and cook for 2 minutes, stirring the whole time. (This will thicken it up.)
  • Gradually add the milk, chicken broth, and rice,  stirring constantly, until the mixture is creamy and there are no lumps.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Fold in the broccoli, cheeses, and sour cream. (This is why you need a large frying pan.) Spoon the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

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  • Mix together the bread cubes and 3 Tablespoons of melted butter and put them on top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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*You can use the packed rice and omit the seasoning packets or just use about 1 cup of uncooked, fast cooking wild rice.

 

What’s your favorite recipe to use up leftover bread?

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Michelle

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

What a cool idea! I love all the veggies that go in there, too. What a great way to incorporate sourdough bread. Yum! #client

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