Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

From www.foodfanatic.com by Katie Jasiewicz
Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Fire up the slow cooker and make a big hearty bowl of slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup. This soup has a nice balance of vegetables, rice, and chicken, and don't forget the cream! Lots of heavy cream! Even better this soup is gluten free, and it makes a lot!

This soup is very similar to the cream of chicken and wild rice served at First Watch. I love all the food they serve. They have the best cream of chicken and wild rice soup, and my son always goes crazy for it when they have it on the menu. It’s a floating soup on the menu, so it’s a gamble every time we visit if they will have it or not.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Picture

Do you ever pray that they have a food you love at your favorite restaurant? I totally do—I just can’t help it. When I love something and want it, I want it to be permanently on the menu!

I knew my son would love eating this soup at home. And boy, was I right. He devoured it. Made for a few easy lunches during the week, which is what I’m always looking for. In fact, it was dinner the first night and then lunch the following days. I just drain the broth for him so it’s a little less messy since we are still learning how to use utensils!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Image

Did I mention that soup is the only way I can get him to eat his veggies? He devours them in soup, but if I serve him vegetables outside of soup he has no interest. Funny how that works. Kids.

I love making soup in my slow cooker. This one is so easy to put together. You can prep the veggies the night before, or right before you’re ready to let it start cooking. You will cook this soup like a traditional chicken and wild rice soup. Then, once the soup is done cooking, remove the chicken breast, shred them or cut them into small bite-size pieces. Then place them back into the slow cooker.

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Next up, you'll mix the cream with a little cornstarch to make a slurry and then mix it into the slow cooker. Top it with a little fresh parsley and your soup is ready! I even froze a few bowls to reheat at a later date.

Serve this slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup with a thick slice of whole grain bread and a salad to make it a complete meal.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 6 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice
  • 64 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • fresh parsley, as garnish

Directions

  1. In a slow cooker combine the carrots, celery, onions, poultry seasoning and black pepper. Mix well, then pour in the wild rice and chicken breast.
  2. Pour the chicken broth on top, give it a mix, and cook on high for four hours.
  3. Once the soup is done, remove the chicken and chop.
  4. Place the chicken back in the slow cooker and mix.
  5. In a measuring cup, mix together the heavy cream and cornstarch. Then mix into the slow cooker and add in the fresh parsley.
  6. Enjoy immediately!

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