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Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

I love making soup in the slow cooker.  It so easy because you literally throw everything in and just let it go.  Give it a few hours to work its magic and dinner is ready.

Chicken wild rice soup is especially easy in the slow cooker because you don’t have to cook the rice separately.  I just increased the amount of liquid by a couple of cups to allow for the amount that the rice would soak up.  Then to make it extra rich and creamy I stirred in some cream (you could also use half and half) right before serving and topped it with some toasted almonds for a little crunch.  The result was thick and velvety, absolutely delicious!!

Serve this with a green salad and some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a nice hearty dinner!

Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

bowl of chicken wild rice soup with two pieces of bread on the side

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 4 oz sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup cream or half and half
  • toasted sliced almonds for garnish, if desired

Chop veggies and herbs.  Cut chicken into small bite size pieces.

Put veggies, chicken, rices, herbs, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper in your slow cooker.

Whisk flour and milk together until smooth.

Pour milk and flour mixture and chicken stock into slow cooker, stirring to combine.

Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours until rice is tender.  Stir mixture about once every two hours.

Stir cream or half and half in right before serving.  Garnish with toasted almonds, if desired.


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Saturday 4th of January 2014

I have been looking for a good chicken &wild rice soup recipe since it's my boyfriends favorite soup. This did not let me down. After a long New England storm, and shoveling this was delicious to sit down and enjoy. Thank you.


Monday 8th of April 2013

I was wondering if you happen to know how many servings this makes?


Monday 8th of April 2013

This will make about 6 servings Cami.


Monday 7th of January 2013

Hi Sarah - I haven't used white rice in this before, but I think it would be ok to add it at the beginning. Although, if you're worried about it getting mushy, adding it halfway through would probably be just fine. I hope this helps. :)