There aren’t too many slow cooker recipes we eat every. drop. of.
Every Crock Pot meal produces leftovers — especially for just two people (and a toothless infant who has just started eyeing “real food”). But more often than not, we get tired of the food before the food tires of us.
Or something like that.
But this? On the night we came home to that lovely aroma filling the house, it fed us both with seconds — plus a guest. We still had five (!) huge servings left over, so we packaged them up for a lunch (mine) and two more dinners (for both of us). In a given week, we ate this soup three separate times . . . and still weren’t sick of it.
That’s how delicious it was.
My husband is always appreciative of my slow cooker creations, but never have I heard him go so crazy over dinner. The only way it would have been better was if it were actually not 95 degrees outside . . . because, yeah.
This is warm, comforting, tasty soup that really sticks to your ribs and will be perfect for the chilly fall days to come. Serve with a little shaved Parmesan cheese and a hunk of bread to officially enter slow cooker heaven.
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 tablespoons salt-free poultry seasoning
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil (or substitute more butter)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse wild rice under running water. Place the uncooked rice, chicken breast, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, chicken broth, water and poultry seasoning in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on the high setting for 3-4 hours or on the low setting for 7-8.
In the last half hour of cooking, remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Allow to cool slightly before shredding using two forks, then add back into the slow cooker. Melt butter and oil in a saucepan. Add the flour and let the mixture cook for 1 minute. Whisk the mixture slowly while adding in the milk. Continue to whisk until all lumps have dissolved. Allow the mixture to thicken and become creamy.
Add this creamy mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Add additional water or milk to your preference if the consistency is too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6-8.
When reheating leftovers, add 1-2 tablespoons additional milk or water before heating. Enjoy!
Recipe from Little Spice Jar
18 thoughts on “Creamy chicken and wild rice soup in the slow cooker”
I’m certainly going to try this recipe. It not only sounds really tasty, but very easy, and with items that are usually always on hand. Thanks for sharing!
I will be trying this for sure! It sounds delicious and easy – two things I love.
I’ll have to try this out, thanks!
Yum! This is a great recipe as fall approaches! xxx
Going to have to try this one! I love using my slow cooker 🙂 xxx
Yum! Soup is one of my favorite foods and the Crock Pot is my favorite way to cook, so I’ll definitely have to try this one!
This looks amazing! I’m a sucker for a good soup, so I’m definitely going to try this one :p
Sounds Delish! Can’t wait to try it…
I want to eat this right now!!
This looks so yummy! I’ll be trying this one.
I have a similar recipe from Cuisine at Home’s Slow Cooker book that uses turkey drumsticks – great for Thanksgiving leftovers. Now I will have to try the recipe with chicken breast.
Ooh, yes — turkey in this would be great! Will have to try that, too!
Sounds yummies – definitely adding this to my recipes! 🙂
Oh, that sounds yummy! And we’ve been looking for some variety in our slow cooker recipes. I’ll have to give this a try!
I’m going to attempt to cook Chicken & Wild Rice Soup now that the cold snap is coming. Thanks.
Thanks for sharing. This looks great. I’ll have to try this with some lemon. I love my slow cooker. I’ve been making oatmeal that lasts us a week.
I made this yesterday for last night’s dinner. Yeah, it was hot outside, but fall is in the air and I love soup. This was Crazy Delicious and VERY easy. It also left a wonderful aroma in the kitchen – like an extra bonus! We are a household of two, so lots of leftovers which is fine by me – some for lunch today and some for the freezer!
Yay, so glad you loved it! It is very easy and extremely satisfying. I loved having all those leftovers!
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