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bowl of creamy chicken wild rice soup in a bowl with a spoon

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


This Chicken Wild Rice Soup is made in the crock pot for an easy and comforting dinner. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey!



  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup wild rice blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken


  1. Combine the carrots, celery, onion and rice in a slow cooker. Add the broth and water and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the rice is tender.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Whisk the flour into the butter. It will look clumpy, but continue to cook and stir for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in the milk, constantly whisking to work out any clumps.

  4. Stir the milk mixture into the slow cooker. Add the chicken, then continue to cook on low for an additional 15 minutes to heat through.
  5. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 284
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 507 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg

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