Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Chicken, wild rice, carrots and celery all in a creamy broth that is so hearty you can make this a meal. If you love wild rice like we do, go ahead and give this one a try!
In a large pot add the water, chicken broth,
wild rice, carrots, celery, Adobo seasoning
and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium
heat. Turn to a simmer and cook covered
until the rice and veggies are tender.
This will take 30 – 40 minutes.
In a medium skillet over medium
low heat, melt the butter.
Using a whisk, add the flour
(a spoonful at a time) making a
roux, don’t stop whisking.
Once all of the flour is mixed in, whisk
non stop until the roux becomes a
light tan color and is bubbling.
Do not stop whisking!!!
Slowly add the heavy cream into the roux,
whisking continuously until smooth and hot.
Add the roux to the rice mixture, whisking
to combine. If the soup is too thick,
add more heavy cream. Add the chicken, stir
and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes or until hot.
Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
- 2½ cups water
- 3 -14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
- 2 rotisserie chicken breasts, cubed (cooked-boneless-skinless)
- 6 oz. wild rice, not the quick cooking kind
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups celery, sliced
- 1 tsp. Adobo seasoning
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 stick butter (8 Tbsp.)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- Extra heavy cream, optional
- In a large pot add the water, chicken broth, wild rice, carrots, celery, Adobo seasoning and pepper.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn down the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until the rice and veggies are tender.
- In a medium skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter.
- Using a whisk, add the flour a spoonful at a time making the roux. Do not stop whisking for any reason.
- Once the flour is all whisked in, continue to cook and whisk until the roux is bubbling and a tan color.
- Slowly whisk in the heavy cream whisking until smooth and hot.
- Add the roux to the rice mixture whisking until combined. Add the chicken and stir. If the soup is too thick, add more heavy cream to the consistency you want.
- Continue to cook until hot, about 5 minutes, then serve.
Categories: Chicken, Milk Products, Rice, Soup, Spices/Seasoning
Yummy! It’s been so cold in MN the last couple days this soup looks amazing!
It is definitely my new favorite soup! It tasted like it came from a gourmet restaurant. I will be making this a lot!!! Thank you so much!
I’m hunkered one with a kid with influenza I’ll be making this tomorrow for us!
Oh no it is awful!!!! I was down for 10 days! Enjoy it is really good!!!
Fortunately he never got too sick and no one else got it! I count myself lucky
Looks so good! One of my favorite soups for sure! ❤💕
I have a lot of soups that I love but this one is my new favorite! Thank you Valerie!!!!
My family wants you to know that you’re making me a better cook!
That’s fantastic!!!!! Thank you Pat!
You’re getting us ready (as the real Winter sets in) with all the lovely soups.
I don’t know if we are going to get a real winter this year!!!!
The last few weeks, including tomorrow night, the southern counties (me) are getting more snow than the northern counties (this never happens … always the reverse) … but then it warms up and melts on the concrete (good for this Winter weenie who does not like driving in it). We are having 3-6 inches tomorrow night and a few days of brutal cold … Winter is crazy this year!
Dang!!!! We have been so lucky! Snowbelt, Cleveland and Erie PA where my husbands relatives live have really been hit with snow.
Yes, we’ve been fairly lucky too, except for freezing rain – getting some tonight and hope it does not happen. Figures, you don’t have to drive around this year unless taking the grandkids to/from school.
This sounds wonderful, Diane. I want to make this as soon as I can put weight on my newly-fractured leg! I’m going to need patience — and I want it now!
Oh no Janet that’s awful!!!! Take care of yourself and if I lived closer I would bring you food!!!
It looks heavenly yummy. Keep Sharing. I hope you will also like vegetarian pumpkin recipe. https://worldshinings.com/pumpkin-soup-recipe-vegetarian-recipes/
Wow!…it’s so enticing !😋😋….must be too delicious..😊
This looks lovely! I love chicken and rice – must give it a try!
Thank you Jo!
Sounds absolutely delicious and comforting for the tummy on a rainy Monday like I have here today in NYC.
It was the best cream soup I have made so far! The taste was so good!!!! Thank you so much Glenn!
Thanks it is my new favorite soup!!!!
Oh, boy! Looks like another recipe I’ll have to try. Thanks Diane!
You’re welcome Suzan!!!
One of my fave soups ever– looks so hearty & perfect, Diane! Yum!
After making it this way, it is my favorite as well!!! I am ready to make more soon! Thank you Hunida!
I have not made a creamy chicken soup, but this sounds good. I will have to give it a try. Do you make your own Adobo seasoning Diane??
I cheat and buy my Adobo seasoning. I just never thought about doing it…lol I didn’t put it in the recipe but I use “Better Than Bouillon” instead of the broth too. I love that stuff but chicken broth will be great too.
Thanks, Diane for making my mouth water at 10:00 am, my stomach grumble, my fingers twitch, and of course for once again figuring out what we’re cooking for dinner tonight! This looks subline! Tweeted! C
OMG Cheryl this turned out better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much!
This looks yummy!
Seriously tasted SO good! Thank you and have a great weekend!