Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is one of our favorite soups to make, and to eat too! It’s a hearty and delicious soup that definitely be filed under the comfort food category.

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When dining at our favorite soup and salad place, I can hardly resist ordering Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup when it’s on the menu. It pretty much trumps any other soup, especially on a chilly day. In addition to chicken and wild rice, this delicious hearty soup is packed with carrots, mushrooms, and a blend of herbs to create a satisfying bowl full of flavor. And it’s super easy to make. Perfect!

With a lineup of simple ingredients, this Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is easy to make and a great way to use leftovers. It’s also a perfect soup for a rotisserie chicken. Not only is it easy, but this chicken and wild rice soup can be made ahead of time by a few days which makes it an excellent lunch option. Make a batch early in the week and rewarm a small bit for a quick, yet delicious meal.

As I mentioned, this recipe is easy soup fixing! Begin by heating oil in a large stockpot. Add diced onion, sliced carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper. If mushrooms are not your thing, just leave them out then add in more onions and carrots to make up the difference. Sauté all of it for about 10 minutes.

Next in goes a bit of flour to lightly brown before adding in the chicken stock. Lightly browning the flour helps to get rid of the floury taste while allowing the flour to add a bit of thickening to the soup. It takes about two short minutes to lightly cook the flour.

After the flour has cooked a bit, stir in the chicken stock, water, wild rice and chicken and bring it to a simmer. Lower the heat, cover and cook for at least 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The rice should be done after 45 minutes, but be sure to check for doneness. When the rice is done, stir in the heavy cream to combine. Let it warm up a bit, then grab a spoon and have a taste. Does it need more salt or pepper? Season more as needed. Once ready, the soup can be covered and kept warm until ready to serve. Or let cool, cover and refrigerate for up to three days.

I think you’ll find this Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup will become a favorite for years to come. Enjoy!

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Yield: 8

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
In addition to chicken and wild rice, this easy hearty soup is packed with onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, along with a blend of herbs to create a satisfying bowl full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups diced onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrot (about 3 large carrots)
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery rib (about 3-4 stalks)
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms (8 ounces)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced/grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 64 ounces chicken stock
  • 16 ounces water
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice
  • 5 cups shredded roasted or grilled chicken*
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium heat. Add olive oil. When oil slightly ripples, add onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle flour over top; stir to coat vegetables. Continue to cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, scraping up anything that sticks to pan.
  3. Stir in chicken stock, water, wild rice and chicken. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. Check rice for doneness. Once rice is done, stir in cream until combined. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.

Notes

Cool, cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.

*When in a hurry, I like to use a plain rotisserie chicken from our local grocer, deboned, of course.