Crockpot Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Break out the crockpot and make this easy, yet delicious, Crockpot Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup for dinner tonight!

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Crockpot Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

I’m a sucker for soup. I love to make soups and I love to eat them. Some of my favorite soups include potato soup, chicken noodle, crab bisque, clam chowder, Panera Bread’s Lemon Orzo Chicken, Avgo Lemono and chicken & wild rice soup. Soups pair well with salads, freshly baked bread, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

I utilize my crockpot on those days where I am busy and know I won’t have time to prepare a meal. For this soup, you cook the chicken, the rice and the veggies in the chicken broth. After the soup is done cooking, the cream base is prepared on the stove. It only takes a few minutes to create the cream base. Once that is prepared, just mix it into the crockpot mixture and voila! You have yourself one darn good soup! I adapted this recipe from Budget Bytes’ Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe.

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of Lundberg Wild Blend Rice
  • 1 can of sliced carrots (I usually use fresh but all I had on hand were canned carrots.)
  • ½ cup of diced celery
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • ½ cup of white wine (I used Pino Grigio)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt to taste (add after cooking)
For the cream base (made after the soup is done cooking in the crockpot)
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Place the first 10 ingredients into the crockpot. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  2. When the soup is done cooking, turn the heat to low. Break up the chicken with a fork.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter and then whisk in the cornstarch. Add the milk and the heavy cream and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the soup and mix well. Gradually add salt. Add a little, mix, taste, add more if needed.
Notes
Serving size is approximate
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 C

 

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  1. says

    Julie Ann, We are such soup lovers here at StoneGable! This soup looks just scrumptious!
    I would like to make this next week and put in ON THE MENU MONDAY… could I feature your soup and use one of your soup pictures, with a link back to this post.
    Since it is a slow cooker recipe it won't make my kitchen hot!
    Let me know! stonegable333@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  2. says

    Thanks so much, Britni! I try to get a post in every day. I had a few days off last week so I was able to get a few projects done. I'm always cooking something so I'll always have recipes to post! :)

    I'd love to link up to your party. I'll head over now and link up. Have a great day!

    Julie

  3. says

    New follower from the under 300 blog hop. This looks yummy. I actually just bought a giant crock pot (I have a family of 6, everything is giant) and I haven't used it yet. I think I know what we are having for dinner this weekend!Thanks

  4. says

    You're welcome! I love utilizing my crockpot during the week. It makes it so much easier to get dinner together after getting home from work. I will be posting more crockpot recipes in the future. :)

    Julie

  5. says

    Julie Ann, This looks amazing! I love crock pot meals and I love a good soup. I can't wait to give this a try. Where do you purchase your rice mix? Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

  6. says

    Oh, I am so going to have to try this soup.
    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in an attempt at meatballs. Have a super week.

  7. says

    Stopping over from Stone Gable…Oh this looks so delicious! I definitely need to give this a try. Once the heat wave breaks! :D

    • Masama says

      I wish people posted their opinion AFTER they made the soup. I’m not criticizing but it took me a while to find a comment with tips.
      I’m also a fan of Panera Bread Cream Chicken & Wild Rice (which is made with onions too).
      I just made this soup. It looks to me that 6 hours is way too long…isn’t it Julie? What would happen if I stop cooking it when 4 hours passed?
      What do you do with the chicken after? Because my chicken breasts where still in one piece (well…two :) )
      I just threaded with a fork. What do you think if we cut in small pieces before or in the middle of the process?
      Why do you cook the soup with no salt? Because to me is not the same taste. But may be you have a good reason.
      I’m a fan of rice…next time I think I will add the onion and more rice. As for the salt, I’ll wait for your comment.
      I added 1tsp salt, and a little bit more in my plate. Fresh ground pepper.
      I will definitely make it again.

      • says

        Hi there,
        Thank you for commenting on this recipe. I cooked mine for the time stated because well, I was at work while it was cooking! After it was done cooking, I just broke the chicken apart with a fork. I would just let it cook and then break it apart after cooking. It’s very tender so it comes right apart with a fork. But you could always cut it into chunks before putting it into the crockpot.

        I do not like adding salt before a recipe is done cooking. I like to alter to my taste. So after cooking, I start with a little, taste and then add more if needed. When adding salt before cooking, you run the risk of adding too much, resulting in a salty tasting dish. Let me know how it is with the onion if you make it like that! Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  8. Bobby says

    Wow… made this soup last night and it was DA BOMB. I spent all day at work hungry thinking about having it again for dinner. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  9. says

    I have never made chicken and rice soup and it sounds like I have been missing out. I just love rice in anything so this is just the excuse I need. Is the white wine you are using cooking or drinking wine? I don’t drink much wine so I am a little ignorant in this department. Glad to have found it!

    • says

      Hi Rae,
      Apologies for getting back to you so late on this. I must have missed the email notification of the comment. I use regular white wine. I have never used cooking wine in my recipes. They say don’t add any wine or beer to your recipes that you wouldn’t actually drink due to the taste! If you’re not a wine drinker, I would recommend a Pinio Grigio. You don’t have to get anything too expensive. I usually pick up Barefoot which is under $10 per bottle.

    • says

      Hi Rachel!
      I did not use frozen chicken in this recipe but you could do that. I’ve done other crock pot chicken recipes with frozen chicken breast. Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

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