Chicken Wild Rice Salad

Chicken Wild Rice Salad

Whether served cold as a summer side salad or hot as a main course, this rice salad is sure to delight!


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Serves: 18 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Extra Time: 2 hrs
(for refrigeration, if serving cold)

Yield: 18 x 3/4 cup servings

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  • 4 cup reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth (divided)
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 4 cooked skinless, boneless double chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs), cubed
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, diced
  • 57.14 g dried cherries *
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp minced parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth (extra) (optional)


In a pan combine 3 cups chicken broth with wild rice, cook as directed. In a separate pan, combine 1 cup chicken broth with brown rice, cook as directed. All broth should be soaked up by the rice, if not, drain rice.

In a bowl, combine cubed chicken, water chestnuts, cherries, black pepper, and parsley; stir.

If desired, add lemon zest to sweeten or the extra 1/4 cup chicken broth to salt it (note: with wild rice the flavor is always a little different).

If serving cold - refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


To further lower the sodium content of this recipe, water can be substituted for the broth, if desired.

As a tasty stuffing recipe, omit the chicken and use as a stuffing for pork chops, pheasant or turkey.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.


* If serving hot, for best results, use regular cherries instead of dried cherries.

This recipe makes a large quantity; if desired, freeze the remaining, since it freezes well.

Thanks to Sarah Burns, member