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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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Creamy chicken wild rice soup is a family favorite for chilly days. Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience. This stuff is incredible!

Creamy chicken wild rice soup is a family favorite for chilly days. Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience. This stuff is incredible!

It’s July! July is my birthday month. Ever since turning 30 last year, I don’t really pay attention to my birthdays. I’ve been having a hard time coming to terms with getting older. But now that my kids are at that age where they get super excited about birthdays, I’m sort of forced to be excited about mine and want to celebrate it.

One way I do love celebrating birthdays is with food! The birthday person always gets to pick out their favorite dinner and that’s what I make that night. Soup of any kind is my very favorite food. So it was no wonder that I picked this slow cooker creamy chicken wild rice soup. I LOVE this stuff served with a side of crusty bread. So good!

Creamy chicken wild rice soup is a family favorite for chilly days. Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience. This stuff is incredible!

I feel weird posting a soup recipe as I write about July and summertime. I totally realize it’s not soup season, but it has been really cloudy and rainy here and whenever that happens I always crave soup. This creamy chicken wild rice soup to be exact.Β 

If you ask me, I think soup season is year-round. I make it at least once a month, even of it’s 100 degrees outside or 20 degrees πŸ™‚Β 

Creamy chicken wild rice soup is a family favorite for chilly days. Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience. This stuff is incredible!

How to make Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup in the slow cooker

First you will want to cut your vegetables. Sliced carrots & sliced celery are all you need.Β 

Combine the chicken broth, water, contents of the wild rice package (including the seasoning packet), and the chicken. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours depending on how hot your slow cooker is. Mine cooks pretty fast so it’s always done around 6 or 7 hours.Β 

When the cook time is up take out the chicken and shred with two forks. Return to the slow cooker. Prepare a simple roux of butter, flour, salt, pepper, and half-n-half milk. Pour into the slow cooker and stir everything together. Cover and let cook an additional 30 minutes.Β 

Serve with some crusty rolls!

Creamy chicken wild rice soup is a family favorite for chilly days. Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience. This stuff is incredible!

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
 
Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 327 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 carton (32 oz) chicken broth (or 4 cups water + bouillon)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 box (4.3 oz) Rice-a-Roni Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups half-n-half milk (you can use fat-free)
Instructions
  1. Combine chicken broth, water, carrots, celery, the package of dry rice and seasoning packet (included in box) into a slow cooker. Stir together and put chicken breasts inside.

  2. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  3. When done cooking take out chicken breasts and shred with two forks. Return back to the slow cooker.
  4. In small bowl combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
  5. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add in the flour mixture and stir with a whisk. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  6. Slowly add in the half-n-half milk while whisking until smooth and incorporated. Cook and stir for a few minutes until slightly thickened. This won't take long.

  7. Pour into the slow cooker, stir together to combine, and let cook on low for an additional 30 minutes. Serve!

Recipe Notes

If your chicken breasts are small then use 3 of them. It should be at least 1 lb of chicken. Slightly more won't hurt.Β 

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You can use full fat half & half milk or fat free

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DO NOT prepare the rice mix before adding it into the slow cooker. Be sure and not throw out the seasoning packet included in the rice box. You will add that into the slow cooker with the other ingredients.

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Watch carefully what rice box you buy at the store. It should be the regular rice-a-roni NOT the instant or quick stuff. This is the wild rice you want.

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup - A family favorite recipe for chilly days. Creamy, flavorful broth loaded with shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience. This stuff is incredible! | togetherasfamily.com

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    July 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm As soon as this Florida heat cools down, I'm gonna try this out. I love a good soup, and this looks like it's very promising!
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    Amanda
    July 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm I've been craving a hearty soup lately (yes even in the 100 degree heat in Texas). I don't discriminate when it comes to eating and weather. July is my birthday month too so happy birthday to you!! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!
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      Together As Family
      July 15, 2015 at 8:44 am Oh, yay for July birthdays!! I'm with you on the soup and weather thing...... I eat it anytime :)
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    Betty
    November 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm Love the recipe but too much butter, do you think it would be good with !/2 the amount?
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      Together As Family
      November 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm Hi Betty. Yes, I am sure you could reduce the butter. I would not reduce it more than half. I have never done it so I can't promise that the texture will be the same. Maybe not quite as rich & thick? I'm sure it would still be good! I hope you try it.
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        Betty
        November 3, 2015 at 5:56 am I will, thank you!
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    Janelle
    December 26, 2015 at 1:20 am How many servings is this?
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      Together As Family
      December 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm Hey Janelle! If I had to guess I would say 6 adult servings. I have a large 5 qt crock pot and it is about 3/4 full, and we always have lots of leftovers. It makes really yummy leftovers :) I hope that helps you.
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    Barb
    June 25, 2016 at 7:36 am What about the seasoning packet?
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      Together As Family
      June 29, 2016 at 3:56 pm Sorry Barb. My comment approval and reply, from my end, have been having trouble lately. You add the seasoning packet along with the broth and the vegetables and the dried rice. I have changed the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.
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    Krista Burkel
    December 13, 2016 at 8:18 pm How many servings does this make?
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      Together As Family
      December 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm When I make this we always have leftovers. My family is 2 adults and then 4 kids (3 who eat dinner). I would say at least 6 healthy size adult servings.
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    Abby
    September 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm How would you prepare this on the stove ?
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      Together As Family
      September 8, 2017 at 9:38 pm I wish I could help you. I have never made this on the stove top so I would not even know what to suggest or where to start.
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    Nancy
    October 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm I love your recipes but they would be so much better if the nutritional information was provided.
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      Together As Family
      October 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm Well thank you!I have actually been looking into a recipe card that provides nutrition info. Although, with some of the recipes I post I would rather just not know :) I will try and get it figured it out soon and see what I can do.
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    Janice
    October 23, 2017 at 5:31 pm Made this for dinner today. Followed instructions to a T. Turned out delicious. Loved it!!!
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      Together As Family
      October 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm So good to hear! We LOVE this soup. Even my "rice-haters" gobble this stuff up.
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    Cindy
    November 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm Can you use regular Wild Rice instead of 1 box (4.3 oz) Rice-a-Roni Long Grain & Wild Rice
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      Together As Family
      November 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm Yes, you can but you would need to add your own seasonings since you won't be using the seasoning packet that comes with the rice. My friend just posted this recipe that uses the wild rice not from the box. You could give it a try :) http://tornadoughalli.com/2017/11/slow-cooker-chicken-wild-rice-soup/
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    Donna
    February 26, 2018 at 11:35 am I made this recipe and it was yummy except that I thought the carrots were not as soft and the rice was a little too soft. Maybe I should cook the veggies in the broth for a little bit and then add the rice and water and seasoning packet? Just wondering if anyone else had this happen. Thanks for a good recipe.
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      Together As Family
      March 2, 2018 at 8:59 pm I've never had a problem with the carrots not softening. Be sure you are shredding your own carrots. The pre shredded carrots you get in the store are thicker and bigger, so yes those ones probably will not soften up as much. Shred your own on a cheese grater and they should soften just fine :)

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