Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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This slow cooker creamy chicken wild rice soup with no flour is a hit! My husband who has never been a big fan of creamy soups couldn’t stop eating this and enjoyed two bowls yesterday.

This slow cooker creamy chicken wild rice soup is made with simple seasoning blend.  It’s a comforting, easy soup recipe that is perfect for those chilly, long days.  It’s also something that can be prepared in the morning and be ready for you to dig into after a long day.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

To make this creamy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup, I used organic heavy cream, but no flour. I finely chopped and sautéed the mirepoix vegetables with butter before adding them into the slow cooker.  This gives it a sweeter, heartier flavor. Mirepoix is a combination of aromatic vegetables for soups, stews, and braises that consists of chopped onions, celery, and carrots.

I poured in the wild rice blend about halfway through the cooking process for a harder texture (pouring in at the beginning is fine for a softer texture, which may entail adding a bit more broth). I love the harder texture that wild rice brings in every bite. Wild rice contains more protein, zinc, and potassium than both brown and white rice varieties.  Possible the best component of my slow cooker creamy chicken wild rice soup is the wild rice itself.

Since wild rice comes in varieties of texture and brand, the length of cook time may affect the final result of this soup.

If you are worried about the rice getting too mushy by adding it at the beginning and don’t have time to add it midway through cooking,  you can use pre-cooked rice and add it to the slow cooker about 10 minutes before serving.


Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Want to try more tasty slow cooker soup recipes? Check out these: Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup  and chicken pot pie

Products used in this recipe: Lundberg Wild Blend Rice, Organic Heavy Whipping Cream from Horizon.

Important note: If you are worried about the rice getting too mushy,  you can use pre-cooked rice and add it to the slow cooker about 10 minutes before serving OR just use Uncle ben’s long grain and wild rice and add it at the last half hour of cooking.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins

Course: Soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: rika agustini
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup dried wild porcini mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice blend (do not use instant rice)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or add more until desired consistency is reached) (pick organic like Horizon brand)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 (32 oz) low sodium chicken broth (add more if you like more liquid in your soup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste (add more according to your liking)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf optional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme (Or use 1/2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning)
  1. Place the porcini mushrooms in a small dish, add boiling water, leave to soak. *Note: Strain the soaking liquid before cooking.

  2. Heat the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.

  3. Toss in the onions, saute them until softened and browned.

  4. Add the garlic and cook until soft.

  5. Add the carrots, mushrooms and celery stalks and let it cook slowly until they soften.

  6. Place the vegetable mixture in the bottom of the crockpot. 

  7. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables, bay leaf, thyme and pour in low sodium chicken broth.

  8. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.

  9. Rinse the wild rice thoroughly and pour it into the slow cooker about halfway through the cooking process.

    Note: If you are worried about the rice getting too mushy,  you can use pre-cooked rice and add it to the slow cooker about 10 minutes before serving.

  10. About 20-30 minutes before the cooking is done, remove cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred into small pieces. 

    Pour in the heavy cream. The heavy cream will make the soup thicker and less liquid. 

  11. Season with salt/pepper.

  12. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

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  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    That looks absolutely awesome! I think I actually have all of these ingredients already. I’m TOTALLY making this for the weekend.

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    Kathy Myers
    Jan 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I just took some chicken out of the freezer to try this, it looks amazing!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Jan 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes. I will have to give this recipe a try this week. This is the best time of the year for soup.

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    Jan 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    That looks so good and great to make in my slow cooker! I’ve been using it lately with all the snow and rain. These days just make for good soup days.

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    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Your wild rice soup looks really delicious. This is one of our favorite soups and it is so healthy for you. I like mine thicker can’t be to soupy.

  • Reply
    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Oh this soup looks delicious! My mouth is watering! You take such fantastic photos of food, what is your secret!?

  • Reply
    Jan 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This soup sounds right up my alley. I am not a fan of canned soup, mostly due to the high salt content. I will have to make this next time it gets cold.

  • Reply
    Kelly Hutchinson
    Jan 14, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I absolutely love creamy soups. This looks absolutely delicious. The mushrooms and wild rice just make it the perfect meal for me!

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    Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)
    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Wild rice is so much better for you can white rice! I am so glad you make this soup too! I make a dairy free version and it is so perfect for winter!

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    Bites for Foodies
    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I don’t eat chicken however, this looks divine!! I love all the flavours in it and I especially like how it is chunky yet not too chunky! My kids don’t actually like super chunky soups so I either process some of the ingredients, or remove them, chop them in finely then add them back to the soup.

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    Jan 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Mmm! This looks like something my husband and son would enjoy- and the fact that you can prepare it in a crockpot is a huge bonus!

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    Jan 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Oh my, this soup looks amazing! It is so cold here, I could totally go for a bowl of this right now. I am definitely making this for dinner soon.

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    Jan 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I have never made soup with wild rice but his looks so good and I think I could get my hubby to try some since its creamy. Thanks for sharing

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    Shannon Gurnee
    Jan 15, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I love soup, especially during the cold weather. This sounds like a really amazing soup recipe!

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    Emma Spellman
    Jan 15, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This is one of my husbands favorite soups. I love anything I can make in a slow cooker. It has been so cold lately so it helps keep the house warm.

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    Jan 16, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been looking for a new soup recipe to make in my crockpot. Thank you so much for sharing a good one!

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    Michele d
    Jan 16, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I love my slow cooker for reasons like these. Simmering soup is the best when made from a slow cooker. So yummy

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jan 16, 2017 at 4:58 am

    This slow cooker creamy chicken wild rice soup sounds amazing and I am going to have to make it for sure.Soups or anything cooked in a slow cooker taste so much better in my opinion. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Jan 16, 2017 at 5:41 am

    I’ve been hunting soup recipes to cook in my slow cooker. Yours looks so good, I can’t wait to try it. I’ve only had wild rice once but I remember that I loved it.

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    Jan 16, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Yum! That looks good. We have the same version (almost) and we called it Filipino Chicken Rice Soup. I can’t wait to try yours.

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    Bonnie Gowen
    Jan 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks really good. I love a good soup. Thanks for sharing.

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Omg can we say yum?!? This soup
    Looks absolutely delicious!! I must give your recipe a try

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    Marielle Altenor
    Jan 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Yay!! I was looking for slow cooker recipe!! I’m like in love soup so you know I have to make recipe!

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    Jan 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if this can be frozen?

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      rika agustini
      Jan 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Heidi,

      It’s not recommended. Cream soups will get very thick after freezing and sometimes separate when you defrost and reheat them. If you have leftover cream soup, you can try reheat gently and add milk/cream until the desired consistency is reached.

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