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Chicken and wild rice soup in a white soup bowl with a spoon, served on a wood board with another bowl of soup in the background.
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, made with carrots, celery, chicken, and wild rice in a creamy and flavorful broth. Make it in the slow cooker or on the stove. 

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Unit: clove, cup, medium, pound, ribs, small, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 8
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups cooked rice , wild rice
  • 1 small yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 medium carrots , diced
  • 2 ribs celery , diced
  • 6 Tablespoons butter , divided
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (appx. 3 (14.5 oz) cans)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts , halved
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream ,or half & half
  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  2. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. 

  3. Add onion, carrots and celery and sauté until slightly tender. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. 

  4. Stir in the chicken broth, thyme, marjoram, sage, rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add chicken and bring mixture to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and allow mixture to boil for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally to check on it.
  6. Remove chicken to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before chopping into small pieces.  

  7. In a separate medium saucepan melt remaining 5 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes.

  8. Slowly add the milk, whisking vigorously, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in cream. 

  9. Pour roux mixture into the soup pot and stir until smooth. Cook for a few more minutes. Taste broth and add additional seasonings, if needed. 

  10. Reduce the heat to low and return chicken and add cooked rice to the soup. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

*You could use the Harvest Wild Rice Blend from Costco, Lundberg Wild Rice, or you could even use a Rice-a-Roni package of Wild Rice for $1!


Adapted from Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Potassium 637mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 63.5%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.