4.8 from 5 votes
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Hearty and delicious soup with chicken and wild rice. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup with wild rice, creamy chicken soup, soup with wild rice
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup wild rice mix
  • 1 cup cooked chicken diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  1. In a soup pot over medium heat add oil.  Add celery, onion, and carrots. Saute for 5-8 minutes until soft.  Stir in garlic. Continue cooking for 1 minute. 

  2. Add chicken broth and wild rice.  Stir and cook for 45 minutes, until rice is cooked.

  3. Stir in chopped chicken, salt, pepper and thyme.

  4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Pour into soup mixture while stirring. Simmer over medium for 10 minutes.  

  5. Stir in milk half and half. When heated through, soup is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Always add salt and pepper to taste. I use homemade chicken broth without any salt and often need to add a bit more salt than stated in the recipe. 

If you want a thicker, creamier soup, substitute milk for all half and half. 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 1632mg 68%
Potassium 672mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 80.2%
Vitamin C 30.9%
Calcium 17.3%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.