Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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5 from 6 votes
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a healthy, delicious recipe that comes together fast and tastes amazing.  It's creamy, satisfying and incredibly delicious.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
Bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken and wild rice soup with a striped napkin
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a healthy, delicious recipe that comes together fast and tastes amazing.  It’s creamy, satisfying and incredibly delicious. Bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken and wild rice soup with a striped napkin After a long hard day, there is nothing better than to have a warm delicious meal waiting for you when you get home. My Slow Cooker Chicken Soup makes the whole house smell amazing and will welcome you as soon as you walk in the door. It is also low-fat and gluten-free.

Why My Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Works

By now we all know how easy having a slow cooker or Instant pot in our lives has made cooking delicious meals so much easier. This soup is a perfect meal to serve your family. It is one of those meals that your family will love to eat that is nutritious for them too.

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, chop vegetables and lay on the bottom of your Crock Pot (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Season both sides of chicken with House Seasoning Blend. Place chicken into a 6-qt slow cooker (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then, dissolve chicken bouillon in hot water and pour into slow cooker. (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four: Next, stir in chicken broth, salt, wild rice, Poultry Seasoning Blend and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours; add minced garlic during last 30 minutes of cooking. (Photo 4 below)
Crock pot with the ingredients for chicken and wild rice soup
  • Step Five: When the time is up, remove chicken from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred; then return to slow cooker.  (Photo 5 below)
  • Step Six: The next step is in a saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter. Then stir in flour and cook until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.(Photo 6 below)
  • Step Seven: Whisk in the milk and half and half and continue stirring until mixture starts to thicken. (Photo 7 below)
  • Step Eight: Then season with additional House Seasoning Blend as needed. Pour milk mixture into slow cooker and stir until fully combined. Finally, serve immediately with chopped fresh parsley.  (Photo 4 below)

Can You Use Chicken Thighs for Making Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe?

Yes! Chicken Thighs will work great in this recipe and Impart a great flavor. Slow Cooker Chicken and wild rice soup in a ladle

Can I Make this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Dairy Free?

If you require a dairy free option for your Crock Pot Soup, you can adapt my slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup by using chicken stock, or if you long for a creamy consistency try adding any nut or soy milk to the soup. It will work just as well and make a good dairy free option for your family. Just remember to use oil instead of butter. Slow Cooker Chicken and wild rice soup on a spoon

Expert Tips for Making the Best Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

  • Top with different Flavors: Try topping the soup with another layer of flavor like bacon and scallions.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and freeze some for a super quick meal.
  • Not a fan of Wild Rice: Feel free to add white rice.

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Bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken and wild rice soup with a striped napkin

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice

5 from 6 votes
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a healthy, delicious recipe that comes together fast and tastes amazing.  It's creamy, satisfying and incredibly delicious.
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Servings: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice
  • 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning Blend
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Season both sides of chicken with House Seasoning Blend.
  • Place chicken into a 6-qt slow cooker and top with onions, carrots and celery.
  • Dissolve chicken bouillon in hot water and pour into slow cooker.
  • Stir in chicken broth, salt, wild rice, Poultry Seasoning Blend and bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours; add minced garlic during last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred; return to slow cooker.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter.
  • Stir in flour and cook until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the milk and half and half and continue stirring until mixture starts to thicken.
  • Season with additional House Seasoning Blend as needed.
  • Pour milk mixture into slow cooker and stir until fully combined.
  • Serve immediately with chopped fresh parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Top with different Flavors: Try topping the soup with another layer of flavor like bacon and scallions.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and freeze some for a super quick meal.
  • Not a fan of Wild Rice: Feel free to add white rice.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 955mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4235IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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4 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe reminds me of my favorite congee. It is full of flavors and very comforting! Now I need to make another batch, but in a slow cooker.

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  2. 5 stars
    Chicken and wild rice soup is one of my favorites, I don’t know why I’ve never made it in the slow cooker before. Brilliant!

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