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Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American


Chicken wild rice soup! A delicious way to beat the winter chill! This soup recipe is easy to make on the stove or in a slow cooker!



  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup small diced Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup small sliced Celery
  • 1/2 Cup diced Onion
  • 2 Cloves Crushed Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 (7 oz) Box Zatarain’s Wild Rice Mix
  • 3 Cups Chopped, cooked Chicken
  • 2 Cups Half and Half


  1.  Chop, slice and dice what is necessary for this recipe.
  2.   Bring the butter to a sizzle over medium high heat in a large soup pot.
  3.   Add the carrots, celery, garlic and onions.  Lightly saute until the onion begin to look translucent.
  4.   Add the flour and stir until a paste forms and all white streaks are gone.
  5.   Add the chicken broth a bit at a time stirring well between each addition until all the broth has been added.
  6.   Add the rice a roni wild rice blend and it’s flavor/seasoning packet.
  7.   Add the chicken.
  8.   Turn the heat down to medium and simmer the soup for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and tender.
  9.   Add the half and half.
  10.   Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!


  1. Little tip here, the day that I made this soup last I had a busy evening ahead of me.  So I made the soup up the point of just adding the wild rice and chicken.  Right after adding them I poured the soup in my 6 quart crockpot and cooked it on low for 4 hours.  About 15 minutes before serving I added the half and half and turned the crockpot off.  It worked out perfect.
  2. This soup is great for leftovers.  However, due to the nature of rice this soup with thicken more after being refrigerated.  You may need to add a little more milk to get it back to the desired consistency.

Keywords: soup, chicken soup, wild rice