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creamy chicken wild rice soup slow cooker

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Rika
This slow cooker creamy chicken wild rice soup is made with a simple seasoning blend.  It's a comforting, easy soup recipe that is perfect for those chilly, long days. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Soup
Servings 10
Calories 253 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • ½ cup dried wild porcini mushrooms
  • 1 medium yellow onion, (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • ½ cup carrots, (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup celery, (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • cups wild rice blend, (rinsed, do not use instant rice)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or add more until desired consistency is reached)
  • 6-8 cups low sodium chicken broth, (add more if you like more liquid in your soup)
  • 1 tsp salt, (to taste, add more according to your liking)
  • black pepper, (to taste)
  • 1 bay leaf, optional
  • tsp finely chopped thyme, (Or use ½ tsp Poultry Seasoning)

Instructions
 

  • Place the porcini mushrooms in a small dish, add boiling water, leave to soak for some 15 minutes.
    Strain the soaking liquid before cooking.
  • Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Toss in the onions, saute them until softened and browned.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the carrots, mushrooms, and celery stalks. Cook until softened.
  • Place the vegetable mixture in the bottom of the crockpot. 
  • Place the chicken on top of the vegetables. Add bay leaf, thyme, and pour in low sodium chicken broth.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Add wild rice 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.
  • 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. 
  • Season with salt/pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 14gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1540IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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