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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Hearty and delicious soup with chicken and wild rice. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 316kcal
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
  • ¾ cup wild rice mix
  • 1 cup cooked chicken diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups half and half


  • 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. 
  • Add chicken broth and wild rice.  Stir and cook for 45 minutes, until rice is cooked.
  • Stir in chopped chicken, salt, pepper and thyme.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Pour into soup mixture while stirring. Simmer over medium for 10 minutes.  
  • Stir in milk half and half. When heated through, soup is ready to serve.


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. 


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1632mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4010IU | Vitamin C: 25.5mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1.5mg