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Chicken Wild Rice Soup
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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is the perfect warm and comforting meal for the upcoming cold winter months. Filled with lots of veggies and wholesome wild rice, your family will fall in love with this recipe.
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and wild rice soup, chicken wild rice soup, wild rice soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 260kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole onion diced
  • 4 ribs celery chopped
  • 4 large carrots peeled and cubed, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 6 cups chicken broth good quality
  • 3/4 lbs. chicken breasts* cubed
  • 1 6 oz. box Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • 2 cups fat free half & half
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • plenty of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat butter, and olive oil. Sautee onions, celery, and carrots on medium-low heat for 10 minutes to soften. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in chicken broth and cubed raw chicken. Raise temperature to medium-high heat to poach chicken in cooking liquid. Once the chicken has cooked and become opaque, pour in rice and seasoning packet that came with the rice. Cover and reduce heat to simmer lightly for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, whisk cold half & half with flour until smooth. Pour into the soup pot and reduce heat completely to low. Cook 10 minutes or until rice is softened completely and soup has thickened.
  • Taste and season accordingly. Serve hot.

Notes

*if using rotisserie chicken, you'll add that in during step 3 with the half & half and flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1093mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8306IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg