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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

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup has shredded chicken, carrots, celery and wild rice in a creamy chicken broth base. This cooks all day in the slow cooker and uses a package of rice-a-roni for convenience.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy chicken soup, creamy chicken wild rice soup, wild rice soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 201kcal


  • 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 fat-free half-n-half milk


  • 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.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • When done cooking take out chicken breasts and shred with two forks. Return back to the slow cooker.
  • In small bowl combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour into the slow cooker, stir together to combine, and let cook on low for an additional 30 minutes. Serve!


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. 
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.
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.
This recipe was first shared in July 2015. It has been updated with new text and a couple new pictures. Recipe has not changed. 


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3153IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg