Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe made in the slow cooker – super simple to make and tastes great! Chicken, carrots, cream of chicken soup, long grain and wild rice, water, and chicken broth. Cook all day in the slow cooker. Can add your favorite vegetables for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

We are obsessed with this Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup! We’ve made it several times over the past few weeks. We just can’t get enough of it. It is SO good and super easy to make. Just dump everything in the crock-pot and it is ready in 6-8 hours. Easy peasy!

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This soup is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place boneless skinless chicken breasts in a 6-qt slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and water. Stir in a box of long grain and wild rice and canned carrots. Pour the rice mixture over the chicken in the crockpot. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any raw chicken you have on hand. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work fine.
  • I use a box of Ben’s Original Long Grain and Wild Rice blend
    • Make sure to grab the Original Recipe.
    • Do not cook the rice before adding it to the soup.
    • Make sure to add the seasoning packet from the rice to the soup mixture. It gives the soup its flavor.
  • What can I add to the soup? Extra veggies and fresh herbs are always a great addition.
    • onions
    • bell pepper
    • celery
    • fresh thyme
    • mushrooms
    • garlic cloves
  • I suggest using a low-sodium or salt-free chicken broth.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Souphttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/
  • Can I cook the soup on HIGH? Absolutely! Prepare the soup. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.
  • Can I make Chicken & Wild Rice Soup on the stovetop? Yes! In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, whisk together cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and water. Stir in a box of long grain and wild rice and canned carrots. Place chicken breasts in the pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with two forks.
    • Can substitute rotisserie chicken or any cooked chicken for the raw chicken if made on the stovetop.
  • Can Chicken and Rice Soup be frozen? Yes! Cook the soup and cool it completely. Transfer the soup to freezer-safe containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat in the microwave or the stovetop.
    • You may need to add some liquid when reheating the soup. The rice tends to absorb liquid.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This soup has been on repeat at our house. We usually serve this with a green salad and some crusty bread and butter. It is equally delicious with a grilled cheese sandwich. YUM! Add this easy soup recipe to your menu. It is sure to become a family favorite!

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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe made in the slow cooker – super simple to make and tastes great! Chicken, carrots, cream of chicken soup, long grain and wild rice, water, and chicken broth. Cook all day in the slow cooker. Can add your favorite vegetables for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (6.2-oz) box Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe
  • 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • cups water
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can sliced carrots, drained

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients into 6-qt slow cooker and stir to combine. Make sure to put the rice seasoning packet in there too. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Add chicken back to the soup and stir.

Notes:

  • You can use any raw chicken you have on hand. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work fine.
  • I use a box of Ben’s Original Long Grain and Wild Rice blend. 
    • Make sure to grab the Original Recipe.
    • Do not cook the rice before adding it to the soup.
    • Make sure to add the seasoning packet from the rice to the soup mixture. It gives the soup its flavor.
  • What can I add to the soup? Extra veggies and fresh herbs are always a great addition.
    • onions
    • bell pepper
    • celery
    • fresh thyme
    • garlic cloves
  • I suggest using a low-sodium or salt-free chicken broth.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/
  • Can I cook the soup on HIGH? Absolutely! Prepare the soup. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.
  • Can I make Chicken & Wild Rice Soup on the stovetop? Yes! In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, whisk together cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and water. Stir in a box of long grain and wild rice and canned carrots. Place chicken breasts in the pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with two forks.
    • Can substitute rotisserie chicken or any cooked chicken for the raw chicken if made on the stovetop.
  • Can Chicken and Rice Soup be frozen? Yes! Cook the soup and cool it completely. Transfer the soup to freezer-safe containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat in the microwave or the stovetop.
    • You may need to add some liquid when reheating the soup. The rice tends to absorb liquid.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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  1. I make this all the time but also add in some celery and onions. If you can't find Uncle Ben's Near East also has one that works well.

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