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From Our Kitchen To Yours - Baked Chicken and Wild Rice with Onion and Tarragon

Let's bring some comfort and nutrition to the table with our Baked Chicken and Wild Rice with Onion and Tarragon. This recipe isn't just delicious; it's thoughtfully designed with seniors in mind, packing a nutritious punch in every bite.

So, why this dish? Chicken breast is a lean protein that helps maintain muscle mass and strength, essential for staying active and healthy. Pairing it with wild rice, which is rich in fiber and antioxidants, supports digestive health and keeps blood sugar levels steady. The combination of pearl onions and celery adds a subtle sweetness and crunch while offering vitamins and minerals that boost overall wellness.

The star of the show here is tarragon, a delightful herb known for its anti-inflammatory properties, adding a unique flavor that ties the whole dish together. By using low-sodium chicken broth and a touch of white wine, we keep the flavors vibrant without adding unnecessary sodium, making this meal heart-friendly.


2 – 4 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts

¾ cup chopped celery

¾ cup whole pearl onions(frozen is fine)

1 tsp fresh tarragon

1 cup chicken broth – low sodium

¾ cup dry white wine

½ cup uncooked long grain rice

½ cup uncooked wild rice

extra virgin olive oil – for pan


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF

  2. In a baking dish, combine the wine, ¾ cup of chicken broth and rice. Let soak for 30 minutes.

  3. Coat your frying pan with extra-virgin olive oil.

  4. Cut chicken breasts into ½ to 1 inch pieces.

  5. Combine the chicken, celery, pearl onions and tarragon, plus remaining ¼ cup of the unsalted chicken broth, in the oiled frying pan.

  6. Cook on medium heat until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

  7. Add the cooked chicken and vegetables to the baking dish.

  8. Cover and bake for 60 minutes.

  9. Check periodically and add more broth if the rice is too dry.

  10. Serve immediately

Can you already imagine the aroma of chicken, tarragon, and wine filling your kitchen as everything bakes to perfection? It's a simple, one-dish meal that's easy to prepare and packed with the nutrients seniors need to stay healthy and satisfied. So, let's get cooking and enjoy a wholesome, delicious meal that's as good for the body as it is for the soul!


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