Soup season is upon us! Warm up on a cold evening with a bowl of this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. It’s so comforting and delicious!
I love fall for many reasons, but one major one being all the amazing soup! I never tire of it! We probably enjoy soup at least twice a week during the cooler months. I love a good Lasagna Soup or Crockpot Creamy Ham and Veggie Soup or Cheeseburger Paradise Soup or Chicken Fajita Soup. What’s your favorite kind of soup? I pretty much love every kind! I love how cozy it feels to sit at the kitchen table, enjoying a warm bowl of soup when the air is crisp outside. It instantly warms you through and puts a smile on your face!
The other day, it was dreary, cold and rainy out, so it put me in the mood to bake bread and make this yummy soup! The kids and my husband commented, after walking in the door after school and work, about the wonderful aroma and how hungry they were suddenly. 🙂
I realized that, up until now, I didn’t have a recipe for Chicken and Wild Soup here on the blog. That’s just a crime, especially considering it is one of my most favorite kinds of soup! So I set out to come up with a phenomenal recipe that I know you and your family will thoroughly enjoy! I wanted to use what I already had on-hand. I didn’t want to make a special trip out to the grocery store. So I opened my freezer and found a bag of frozen peas and carrots. I knew it would be perfect in this soup and it is! If you’d like to use fresh veggies, feel free to do so. I love that by using frozen veggies, there’s no chopping or dicing involved. It cuts down on prep time!
I opted to use canned chicken to make things easier. You could also use shredded rotisserie chicken for convenience. Or simply cook your chicken and shred it earlier in the day to cut down on prep time. I’ve found that when I think ahead and do as much of the dinner prep beforehand, that I’m much more likely to make dinner for my family each night. Evenings get crazy! So cook the chicken ahead of time or use rotisserie chicken and you’ll thank yourself. 🙂
This is the epitome of comfort food! Each bite is pure bliss! It’s so creamy and yummy. My kids even ate it and raved about it! I’ve said before, how a few of them are not huge fans of vegetables. But in this case, they didn’t complain about the green and orange things in their soup. 🙂
I hope you’re enjoying this lovely fall season! The leaves are starting to change and it’s absolutely beautiful! We can’t wait for Halloween and Thanksgiving. So much to look forward to and so much to be grateful for! Every evening that I sit down with my family around the dinner table, I’m just so thankful for the opportunity to enjoy delicious food with the ones I love. Life’s simple pleasures. This is why I’m so passionate about cooking, and this is what keeps me doing it, even though I’m not necessarily in the mood to prepare and clean up a meal every evening of the week. It’s worth it!
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- 2 1/2 c. cooked shredded chicken (use rotisserie chicken to make it easier)
- 1 1/2 c. Wild Rice Blend cooked according to package directions
- 3 Tbsp. butter cubed
- 2 1/2 c. frozen veggie mix peas and carrots, can also use chopped, fresh veggies
- 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
- 5 c. chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp. sage
- 1/2 tsp. rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. marjoram
- 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 c. heavy whipping cream
- Boil and shred the chicken beforehand or use shredded rotisserie chicken to cut down on prep time.
- In a large soup pot or dutch oven over the stove top, melt butter. Add veggies and cook until tender, then sprinkle the flour over them and stir it together.
- Pour chicken broth over and stir.
- Add sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper. Stir over medium-high heat until it boils.
- Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream, cooked wild rice and cooked chicken pieces. Heat it through over the stove top, then serve immediately.
I hope you get to enjoy this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup soon! I’d love to hear what you think of it!
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