Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Of course chicken and wild rice are a key part of this soup recipe, but don't skip out on the veggies, either. Carrots, onion, and celery all help makes this chicken soup delicious and better for you than other recipes.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
85 mins


  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot (1 medium)

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup finely chopped celery (1 stalk)

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 4 cup chicken broth

  • ¾ cup wild rice, rinsed and drained

  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

  • 2 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan cook and stir carrot, onion, and celery in the 1 tablespoon hot butter for 4 to 6 minutes or until tender. Add broth and wild rice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add chicken. Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes more or until wild rice is tender.

  2. In a small bowl combine flour and the 2 tablespoons softened butter to make a smooth paste. Stir the flour mixture into the rice mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Add half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
24g Fat
36g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 1213mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Protein 30g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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