Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Ground Chicken, Spinach, Mushroom and Wild Rice Skillet Recipe

Apr 8, 2013

Ground Chicken, Spinach, Mushroom and Wild Rice Skillet Recipe

I just love wild rice! Growing up in Minnesota, we used to eat wild rice hotdish all the time at potlucks and family gatherings. Most of those recipes include cream of something soup, which I try to avoid these days with eating healthier. That's how this recipe came to be. 

This recipe is so quick to make if you pre-cook the wild rice ahead of time. I usually boil up one batch, and make a few different recipes with it throughout the week. Keep an eye out for Wednesday's recipe, I will be showing what you can make with the rest of your cooked wild rice! I love how this dish turned out. It's very earthy tasting and so delicious!! My brother loved it as well, so glad I have him at work to taste my creations! Enjoy!

Ground Chicken, Spinach, Mushroom and Wild Rice Skillet (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
4 ounces baby bellas, sliced
3 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
2 cups cooked wild rice
4 slices provolone, cut into small pieces
1 cup mozzarella
salt and pepper, as desired

In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook ground chicken, onion and garlic until chicken is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add the basil, mushrooms, spinach, salt and pepper and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Add the wild rice, provolone and mozzarella and stir until cheese is melted and combined.

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  1. I don't eat wild rice dishes. I really didn't have any recipes for it and didn't know how to prepare it. This looks wonderful. Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. I love any dishes with rice and chicken! I could probably work this in before the weather gets too hot. It looks totally delicious! Visiting from Stop by when you get a chance.

    1. Thanks, Sharon! Stopping by your blog right now! :)

  3. It looks very comforting and delicious.

  4. Love, love wild rice and I like that you used Provolone in this dish! Thank you so much for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

  5. Yummy! This Chicken dish looks so delicious :)

    Thanks for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat! on The Best Blog Recipes. I wanted to stop by and "Pin" your post while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  6. oh how tasty sounds full of flavor
    come see what I shared at

  7. Thank you so much for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!


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