Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Indulge in the comforting warmth of our Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. This recipe combines tender chicken, hearty wild rice, and a rich, creamy broth to create a dish that's both satisfying and nutritious. Perfect for cozy evenings, this soup is a delightful blend of flavors and textures that will please any palate.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
70 minutes
Total Time
85 minutes
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- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1 cup uncooked wild rice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups milk or heavy cream


Step 1 - Prepare the Chicken and Vegetables

In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery, and sauté until slightly tender. Then, add the garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds​​.

Step 2 - Cook the Soup Base

Stir in the chicken broth, thyme, sage, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the chicken breasts to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked​​.

Step 3 - Prepare Wild Rice

Meanwhile, cook the wild rice according to package instructions until it's done to your liking.

Step 4 - Shred the Chicken

Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot, shred it, and set it aside​​.

Step 5 - Make the Roux

In a separate saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Gradually add the milk or heavy cream, continuously whisking until the mixture is smooth and thickened​​.

Step 6 - Combine and Simmer

Add the shredded chicken and cooked wild rice to the soup. Then, slowly stir in the creamy roux mixture. Allow the soup to simmer on medium-low heat for about 10 more minutes, or until it reaches the desired consistency​​​​.

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What is Wild Rice?

Wild rice is not actually rice but a species of grass that produces edible seeds resembling rice. It's native to North America and traditionally harvested in freshwater lakes and streams. Wild rice boasts a higher protein content than most grains and is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and essential minerals, making it a nutritious addition to any diet.

What Does Wild Rice Taste Like?

Wild rice has a unique, nutty flavor that is more pronounced than traditional white or brown rice. Its texture is chewy and hearty, providing a pleasant bite to dishes. The earthy, robust flavor of wild rice makes it a versatile ingredient, pairing well with a variety of flavors, especially in soups, salads, and casseroles.

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