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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a comforting meal perfect for cooler weather. Made in about 30 minutes with a smoked chicken or rotisserie chicken and hearty vegetables. 

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Garlic Bread or skillet cornbread are the best options to serve with a bowl of homemade soup.  Add an easy green salad for a complete meal that everyone will love.

2 soup mugs with chicken and wild rice soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup ~ Easy Comfort Food

Sometimes you need a simple and comforting meal to warm you up from the inside out. This chicken and wild rice soup is just that and it really quick to make.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chicken ~ Smoked Chicken or Rotisserie Chicken
  • Wild Rice Blend
  • Olive Oil
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Minced Garlic
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Chicken Broth
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley

How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Soup:

shredded chicken in a bowl

  • Shred chicken and set aside.

collage of wild rice blend for soup

  • Cook wild rice mix according to package directions. 

carrots, onions, garlic and rosemary in a large pan

  • Add olive oil to a dutch oven or soup pan with chopped onions, sliced carrots, minced garlic and rosemary. 

cooked carrots and onions for soup

  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.

pouring chicken broth into chicken soup

  • Add chicken broth, salt and pepper. 

wooden spoon of chicken and wild rice soup

  • Bring mixture to a low boil.
  • Rinse wild rice mix.
  • Stir rice and chicken into the broth mixture.
  • Cook 5 – 10 minutes. Lower to simmer until ready to serve.

chicken and wild rice soup in 2 mugs, toasted baguette beside the mugs

  • Garnish with parsley if desired.

How to Store and Reheat:

Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

wild rice soup with chicken in a bowl - overhead shot

One of our favorite ways to meal prep is to grill a couple of whole chickens over the weekend and then have the cooked chicken to make quick and easy dinners. This soup is a great way to use the dark meat chicken for a flavorful soup. 

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closeup of mug of chicken and wild rice soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a great meal for busy weeknights. It’s also a great meal to take to someone who has been under the weather or could use a comforting meal. 

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Yield: 4 servings

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

chicken and wild rice soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a comforting meal perfect for cooler weather. Made in about 30 minutes with a smoked chicken or rotisserie chicken and hearty vegetables. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice blend, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish

Instructions

Coat the bottom of a dutch oven or soup pan with olive oil. Add onions, carrots, rosemary and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.

Add chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil.

Stir in cooked rice and chicken. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes, lower to simmer and keep warm until serving.

Garnish with parsley if desired.

Notes

Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 2538mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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