postheadericon How To Make The Best Artichoke Chicken Buffet

Ingredients

10 thick slices bacon
1 2/3 cups uncooked wild rice
5 cups water
1 cup butter
1 small onion, chopped
10 fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sherry
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast meat
2 (14 ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained
2 cups julienned carrots
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Combine wild rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion and mushrooms in butter until soft. Stir in soup, cream, sherry, and salt; cook until hot.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together cooked bacon, soup mixture, chicken meat, artichoke hearts, carrots, and mozzarella cheese. Spread cooked rice in the bottom of the baking dish, then spread chicken and artichoke mixture over rice. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

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