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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is perfect for those cold winter nights. Full of chicken, veggies and a wild rice blend, it’s filling and comforting.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup from What The Fork Food Blog

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

UGH we’ve all been sick. Sick, sick, sick. Tis the season, right? Kelsey, Mackenzie and I have been going on a week and a half of illness. Whether it’s a bad cold or maybe the flu, we’re not entirely sure. And a trip to the doctors did not clear it up either, they weren’t sure if it’s viral or bacterial, didn’t run any tests and said it’s a respiratory infection. Um, hello. I’m no doctor but we knew that before waiting 2 hours to see you. Whatever.

A second trip to the doctor and Mackenzie was diagnosed with an ear infection and most likely the flu (or possibly RSV). We opted not to do the swab for either test since both are viruses and there isn’t much you can do for that other than what we’ve already been doing.

So, what’s good when you’re sick? Chicken soup, duh! I know you already knew that, it’s one of those old wives tales. Chicken soup when you’re sick. Well, it didn’t make us better but it sure is delicious. I also didn’t make a regular chicken noodle soup. I changed it up a bit and made Chicken Wild Rice Soup.Adam is usually skeptical when I say I’m changing up a tried and true recipe that he loves. He usually approaches new meals with said skepticism and a raised eyebrow, for good measure. He’s not big on change. But change is good. Especially when it’s in the form of this chicken wild rice soup. Plus it’s a new year, new beginnings so a new soup also fits the bill.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup from What The Fork Food Blog

This soup was well worth the change. It’s got just a hint of creaminess, lots of chicken, filling wild rice and veggies. It’s so good, perfect for cold nights. And colds. Ugh this colddddddd/flu. I’m so over it.

I’ll have to try this amazing Paleo Cream of Mushroom Soup that Sheena from Noshtastic made. It’ll help warm the soul. The best part is- it’s Whole30 too!!

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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

5 from 4 ratings
This creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is perfect for those cold winter nights. Full of chicken, veggies and a wild rice blend, it’s filling and comforting.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
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  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 carrots sliced thin
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • 1/4 C All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1/4 C dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme minced
  • 6 C chicken broth
  • 3 C cooked chicken
  • 3 C gluten-free wild rice blend cooked
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C whole milk


  • In a large pot, heat the oil and butter. When hot, add the onion, carrots and celery. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat about 4-5 minutes. Cover and let the veggies steam and soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove cover and stir in flour. Mix well until all veggies are coated and cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Deglaze with the dry sherry while scraping the bottom of the pot.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, chicken, thyme and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in wild rice and whole milk and heat through. Serve hot.


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  1. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    How do you recommend cooking the chicken for use in this recipe? Thank you!

  2. Doug says:

    I like the addition of the whole milk to this chicken soup. Thanks for sharing.

  3. We would love this soup, Sharon! Chicken soup really does have health benefits. I’m sick with a yucky cold–a rarity for me, so this recipe is right no time. 🙂


  4. Lori Hart says:

    This looks like it would be a hit at a game day party. I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    LOVE this soup!!! this is exactly what I want today. . hope you and your family are feeling better!!

  6. Oh no, I hope everyone gets well soon! This soup should certainly help!

  7. Sarah says:

    Chicken wild rice soup is one of my favorites! I have been working on my own recipes, but this looks delicious too.

  8. Shinee says:

    I love wild rice in my chicken soup. Gives an amazingly delicious texture. I’m gonna try your creamy version one of these cold days.

  9. Alyssa says:

    I hope you all feel better soon. This soup looks delicious and is perfect for the cold weather we are having by me.

  10. This is what I need right now. So cold here in NJ. I love wild rice so this is right up my alley 🙂

  11. Christie - Food Done Light says:

    We were all sick before Christmas. Hopefully that is the end of it. Hope you all feel better soon. This soup would definitely do the trick.