Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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This Chicken Wild Rice Soup is one of the best I’ve ever had! It’s loaded with a generous amount of turkey or chicken, has a great combo of veggies and it uses a wild rice blend instead of plain old wild rice. This recipe is flavorful, filling, and full of creamy goodness. It’s pure comfort food.Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup in a red bowl

How to Make Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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I love soups. Anyone who’s been to my house more than a few times knows that, more often than not, there’s a pot of soup cooking on the stove. It’s sort of always been that way—even when I was little I can remember requesting soup for dinner all the time.

And this soup in particular, WOW!  I’ve always been a fan of Chicken Wild Rice Soup—it ranks in my top 5 or 10 soups ever.

A large pot of Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

When the winter chill starts to hit and my bones start to freeze, a bowl of this warm soup is all I crave. The thick, creamy vegetables and chicken do wonders to thaw me out.

Hey, do you want to know another really great thing about this recipe? It’s equally delicious made with turkey instead of chicken! So when you’re wrestling with what to do with all the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, remember this delicious soup recipe.

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup served in three red bowls

Recipe Notes:

Vegetables – As with most soup recipes, sauté the aromatic veggies before adding them to the pot. It mellows them out and brings out the sweetness in all of the veggies.

Cream- Milk or half and a half can be substituted for heavy cream in this recipe (and will result in a lighter soup). Go for the cream if you don’t have any dietary restrictions!

Thickness- Occasionally this recipe comes out a little thick, just add a little chicken broth or milk if needed.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup~This soup is Rich, Delicious, and Loaded with all the right ingredients. Yummy with either cooked Chicken or cooked Turkey
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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 12 servings
CHICKEN WILD RICE SOUP
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
 
Author: Kathleen
Course: Soup
Keyword: chicken wild rice soup
This Chicken Wild Rice Soup is one of the best I’ve ever had! It’s loaded with a generous amount of turkey or chicken, has a great combo of veggies and it uses a wild rice blend instead of plain old wild rice.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 12 Ounces Cremini Mushrooms Trimmed and Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 4-6 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 4 Carrots Peeled and Diced
  • 4 Celery Stalks Diced
  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 64 Ounces Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Better Than Bouillon-Chicken Flavor
  • 1 1/2 Cups Wild Rice Blend
  • 1 1/2 Cups Frozen Corn Thawed and Well Drained
  • 4 Cups Chicken or Turkey Cooked and Cubed
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley Chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until they begin to brown, about 8 minutes, set aside.
  2. In a dutch oven, cook onion, garlic, carrots and celery in butter until softened. Add cooked mushrooms & flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add broth, thyme, Better than Bouillon, Wild rice blend, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer, partially covered, until the rice is just tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and simmer gently to blend flavors, 10-15 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasoning and serve.
Nutrition Information

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup in a red bowl

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is loaded with chicken, has a great combo of veggies and it uses a wild rice blend instead of plain old wild rice. It’s comfort food at it’s best! #spendwithpennies #souprecipe #easymeal #chickensoup #creamsoup #simpledinner #comfortfood
This Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is one of the best I've ever had! It's loaded with a generous amount of chicken, has a great combo of veggies and it uses a wild rice blend instead of plain old wild rice. This recipe is flavorful, filling, and full of creamy goodness. It’s pure comfort food. #spendwithpennies #souprecipe #easymeal #chickensoup #creamsoup #simpledinner

Kathleen

Kathleen is a recipe developer, passionate home cook and the author of the blog Gonna Want Seconds. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years and has two great kids, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, a Quarter Horse and a little green parrot. She is obsessed with cookbooks, cowboy boots, red wine and vintage costume jewelry. Kathleen's recipes are all tried and true, tested and tweaked and, most importantly, family and friend approved!

6 comments on “Chicken Wild Rice Soup”

  1. I made this using a rotisserie chicken, plain almond milk instead of cream, and L.B. Jameson’s chicken soup base (which I had on hand), rather than the bouillon. It was absolutely fantastic! I’ll definitely make this again for another cozy Sunday dinner or for a casual dinner party. Thank you for sharing!

  2. When should some cream/milk be added when making the creamy version? Wish I had seen the comment on the Uncle Ben’s before now. Great tip! Started this on the stove and transferred to a crock pot for supper later on a cold snowy day. Thanks!

  3. What do you mean by a rice blend are you talking abt. Uncle bens and if so do you use the seasoning mix also. What brand do you use.

  4. Hello Kathleen ! Awesome mixture. Thanks for sharing this chicken wild rice soup recipe with us.Going to try these on sunday for my sisters big birthday celebration, thanks so much

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