Chicken Wild Rice Soup (no cream)

This flavorful Chicken Wild Rice Soup is hearty and delicious loaded with fresh vegetables, wild rice and chicken.  This dish contains no cream or dairy products making it a healthy choice that will warm you from the inside out.

This flavorful Chicken Wild Rice Soup is hearty and delicious loaded with fresh vegetables, wild rice and chicken. This dish contains no cream or dairy products making it a healthy choice that will warm you from the inside out.

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Chicken Wild Rice Soup (no cream)

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Chicken Wild Rice Soup is an easy, healthy dish to whip up on a chilly day! It’s full of veggies and contains no cream (or dairy), which makes it lower in calories.

You can can use either chicken or turkey in this meal (and add any veggies you happen to have on hand). It’s an easy weeknight soup, perfect served with crusty bread and salad, that will be enjoyed by the whole family, no doubt!

This flavorful Chicken Wild Rice Soup is hearty and delicious loaded with fresh vegetables, wild rice and chicken. This dish contains no cream or dairy products making it a healthy choice that will warm you from the inside out.

This recipe uses just wild rice, not a wild rice mixture or blend.  You will find the wild rice in the grocery store near the other rice products and will likely notice it can be a little bit pricey.  For wild rice, it increases in bulk quite a bit and a little goes a long way for both quantity and flavor.  If you don’t want to buy the whole package for this recipe, check the bulk area and you can purchase just the amount needed.

Not only is this soup loaded with flavor, the chicken is full of protein and we’re always looking for ways to eat more veggies! All of the ingredients are affordable and even leftovers from other meals can be used (grilled chicken, leftover turkey, rotisserie chicken… all of them are perfect in this dish)!

This flavorful Chicken Wild Rice Soup is hearty and delicious loaded with fresh vegetables, wild rice and chicken. This dish contains no cream or dairy products making it a healthy choice that will warm you from the inside out.

While I do have a rich and creamy version of Chicken Wild Rice Soup, I do really love this a dairy free version. Either of these soups will be the perfect recipe for the cold (and possibly cold) season. Without the addition of heavy cream, this version is much lower in calories but doesn’t skimp on flavor.

It keeps for a few days in the fridge or freezes beautifully in case there are leftovers – but I doubt that’ll happen because everyone will want seconds!

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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly N.

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup celery , sliced
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup finely diced cabbage
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 large red pepper , diced
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1 1 ⁄2 cups mushrooms
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high. Cook onion and garlic until slightly softened. Add carrots, celery, poultry seasoning and flour. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except wild rice. Let simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Add rice and continue cooking uncovered for about 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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This flavorful Chicken Wild Rice Soup is hearty and delicious loaded with fresh vegetables, wild rice and chicken.  This dish contains no cream or dairy products making it a healthy choice that will warm you from the inside out. 
This flavorful Chicken Wild Rice Soup is hearty and delicious loaded with fresh vegetables, wild rice and chicken.  This dish contains no cream or dairy products making it a healthy choice that will warm you from the inside out. 

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

11 comments on “Chicken Wild Rice Soup (no cream)”

  1. I love wild rice! And wild rice soup! Reminds me of cold winter’s and my mom cooking things like this. Tip for you next time you’re at Trader Joe’s, they sell wild rice and it’s a lot cheaper than the groc store!

  2. This soup looks so hearty and yummy, and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Holly!

  3. It really is such a comforting and hearty soup, packed with gorgeous flavours. You are right it would be perfect for the “cold” season, would be like a giant hug from the inside.

  4. Very rustic earthy soup. My husband would LOVE this!!

  5. I adore chicken and rice, and wild rice is something I always have on hand. This soup sounds completely soul-warming and perfect for this chilly weather! And I completely agree, a soup like this hardly needs milk or cream to feel rich and satisfying. I could eat this every day and my tummy wouldn’t complain!

  6. This soup looks delicious. I love that it doesn’t have heavy cream – so often, soups are bogged down with serious amounts of cream. It’s great for a special occasion, but sometimes you just want soup because it’s Tuesday! I also love that it’s so full of “stuff” – like big slices of mushroom. I hate soup that is mostly broth; it never feels filling enough for dinner.

  7. 8 cups of broth?

  8. Slow Cooker so it’s ready when I get home?

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