By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

This one-bowl meal uses ingredients with a northern flare, such as mushrooms, walnuts, rice and squash.

Number of servings

Serves 4


  1. 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  2. 2 cups sliced carrots
  3. 1 cup diced yellow onion
  4. 1 cup fresh mushrooms
  5. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  6. 1 cup uncooked fancy wild rice
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  9. 2 1/2 cups no-salt-added chicken stock
  10. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)
  11. 1 cup diced red beets
  12. 1 cup peeled and diced butternut squash
  13. 2 cups chopped beet tops (greens)
  14. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  15. 2 tablespoons dried cranberries


Heat sauce pan over medium heat, add half the oil and carrots, onion, mushrooms and parsley. Saute for approximately 10 minutes or until onions begin to brown. Add wild rice, walnuts, black pepper and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer. Cover and cook for 40 minutes.

In the meantime, add remaining oil to a saute pan. Add chicken breasts and brown on both sides, about 3 minutes a side. Cook until internal temperature is 165 F. Remove chicken from pan and set aside, keeping warm.

Add diced beets and squash to the hot pan. Saute on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until squash begins to brown and both items are tender. Add chopped greens, balsamic vinegar, cranberries and rice mixture, toss to combine and get cooked bits loosened from bottom of pan.

Divide among four bowls, top with slices of chicken breasts and serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1 bowl (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • Calories 413
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Trans fat Trace
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Sodium 184 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 57 g
  • Dietary fiber 9 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 26 g

Created by the chefs at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

Jan. 05, 2016