17 December 2008

A Bloggy Progressive Dinner~Main Entree

For the main course of the Bloggy Progressive Dinner I am reposting a recipe from a couple of weeks ago. It's one of our absolute favorites! We've even served it for Christmas dinner before. I usually make it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but it works great with Cornish hens and I'm sure turkey would work great, too.

Baked Chicken Breasts with Wild Rice Dressing
2 boxes long grain & wild rice mix
1 med. onion, minced
3 Tbls. butter, melted & divided
1 large apple, peeled, cored & chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbls. parsley
1/8 tsp. thyme
salt & pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Prepare rice according to box directions. Saute onion in 2 tbls. butter. Combine rice, onion, apple, egg, parsley and thyme; stir well. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top of rice dressing. Brush them with the remaining butter and salt and pepper them. Bake @ 350F for about 40 minutes or until chicken is done.
** I sometimes like to saute fresh mushroom along with the onions. It makes a nice addition.

Amy at The Finer Things in Life is hosting this course, so head over there for more great recipes!


The Happy Housewife said...

Yum! I love chicken and rice! Long grain and wild rice is my absolute favorite!

Shannon said...

How fun!! And this looks delish!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

I don't cook much with rice, and I should! This is motivating... thank you.