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FFF – Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Well Dined | Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I have another post from Fantastical Food Fight - a monthly blog challenge who's theme this month was Slow Cooker Soups.  Yum - so perfect for cold weather!  I knew immediately that I wanted to do this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup that I had made before, but didn't post about.  It is so insanely easy and delicious.

Well Dined | Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

All you do is add diced onion, carrots, and celery to a slow cooker, along with wild rice and raw chicken (you don't even have to cut it up).

Well Dined | Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Add chicken broth and poultry seasoning.  Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Well Dined | Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Shred the chicken (this should be very easy) and stir in white wine (optional) and a milk gravy to thicken.

Well Dined | Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Adjust consistency and seasoning and THAT'S IT.  It's so easy!!!

Well Dined | Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Warm, creamy, comforting, thick - it's just so dreamy on cold days.  I love to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket, Netflix, and a big bowl of this soup.  Perfection.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
adapted from Pinch of Yum
serves 10

1 cup uncooked wild rice (if all you can find is a medly, that's fine)
1 pound chicken breasts
2 cups mirepoix (chopped celery, carrots, and onions)
6 cups chicken broth
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup white wine (optional)
up to 2 cups additional milk or water
salt and pepper

Rinse the wild rice. Place the uncooked wild rice, raw chicken, mirepoix, chicken broth, and poultry seasoning in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. The chicken should be cooked through and the rice should be soft. There will be extra liquid in the crockpot; do not drain.

Remove the chicken breasts from the crockpot and allow to cool slightly. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Return the shredded chicken to the crockpot. (Alternatively you can shred it directly inside the crockpot.)

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and let the mixture bubble for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the whole milk until a thick, creamy mixture forms. Stir in the wine. Season with salt and pepper (I like to use white pepper).

Add this mixture to the crockpot and stir to combine. Add extra water or milk to adjust the consistency as you like it. Season with additional salt and pepper, poultry seasoning, seasoning salt, or garlic powder - to your taste.

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  1. I find it so funny that we did the same recipe! I really enjoyed it and hope you did too!

  2. I’m more than ready for the cold weather if it means eating soup like this for dinner! I

  3. I am definitely going to have to make this soup soon. It looks so creamy and good.

  4. This looks so easy and delicious! It’s going on my list of slow cooker dishes to try~~

  5. So much veggie goodness in this soup. Creamy soups are my favorite kind.

  6. This soups looks really good – comforting and tasty! Great slow cooker soup recipe!

  7. I love that you don’t even have to prep the chicken before adding it. This saves time in the morning when you are running and only takes a couple extra minutes before serving.

  8. Yum! I am fairly certain I have tried this recipe too and it reminds me so much of my grandma’s wild rice soup recipe from my childhood. Thanks for joining in this month!!

  9. I LOVE chicken wild rice soup! I bet it’s amazing in the crockpot!

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