A pot of creamy chicken and wild rice soup with vegetables and bacon.
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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is loaded with shredded chicken, veggies, rice and bacon. The perfect way to warm up on a cold day!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and wild rice soup, creamy chicken soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 408kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium high heat. Add the bacon, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crispy and browned.
  • Remove the bacon from the pot with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Reserve for later.
  • Add the onion, carrots and celery to the bacon fat in the pot. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until just tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour to the vegetables, stirring to coat the vegetables evenly. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add the chicken broth to the pot, whisking until smooth. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add the chicken and rice to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
  • Add the cream to the pot and simmer for another 4-5 minutes. Taste the soup and add more salt and pepper if needed. Stir in the parsley.
  • Serve the soup immediately, topped with the reserved bacon.

Notes

  1. Any cooked chicken will work here - rotisserie, leftover chicken, whatever you have on hand!
  2. I used a wild rice blend that had the long black rice, brown rice and red rice in the mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5865IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.9mg