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This gluten free chicken wild rice hot dish is a fun twist on a classic Minnesotan recipe. [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]

chicken wild rice in green bowl

Brett turned 30 this past weekend (!) and to celebrate I made one of his favorite recipes – a wild rice casserole with sausage, bacon and of course, wild rice. It was delicious! Definitely not as good as his grandma makes but I’m getting better 🙂

green bowl on cutting board

I ended up making a double batch so I had leftovers for lunches all week. It was all well-and-good until Sunday morning. We were getting ready for the Vikings game and about ready to head out. I went to the fridge to fill up my water bottle and as soon as I opened the door, the entire pan of hot dish came crashing to the ground and my entire week’s worth of meals went flying in every direction.

soup in green bowl on cutting board

After frantically cleaning everything so we wouldn’t be late, I decided to try for round two when we got home that night. Since we didn’t have all the original ingredients, I added a little twist to the recipe and this gluten free chicken wild rice hot dish was born.

Gluten Free Child Wild Rice Hot Dish

This gluten free chicken wild rice hot dish is a fun twist on a classic Minnesotan recipe.


  • 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 40 oz can wild rice mixture
  • 14.5 oz can, x2 cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees

  2. Combine all ingredients in large bowl, stir

  3. Pour mixture in pan and cook for 30-40 minutes, until top is browned

  4. Enjoy! 

    P.s. it goes great with fresh cheesy bread 🙂

soup in bowl with linen napkin

Although it’ll never measure up Brett’s favorite, it did get his vote of approval!

All our best,

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