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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

The ultimate creamy comfort food. And finally something even my picky daughter will eat! We are keeping this on the list all winter since it was pretty much a favorite with the whole family. I was a little bummed that there were no leftovers because I was actually looking forward to another bowl for lunch the next day! But I can never be too sad about a meal that makes everyone happy.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

If you thought this sounded good just from the name, then wait until you hear how easy the prep is. NOTHING to chop. Seriously. Truly a simple wholesome meal. Use frozen carrots and mushrooms to make it easy without compromising on nutrition. Just toss the chicken in as whole pieces and it will be so tender you can just break it apart with a fork before you serve it.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Add your cream and rice about an hour to an hour and a half before dinner time. The perfect time to take a walk, clean up some dishes, help kids with homework or whatever you need to do without stress. Well, maybe stress from homework but at least no stress from cooking!!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Serve this up with some crusty bread or your favorite biscuits and enjoy this delicious dinner this week!!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Jennifer Draper
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 613 kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 oz package frozen sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen crinkle cut carrots (heaping cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream for later
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice blend for later


  • Place all ingredients except for cream and rice in slow cooker and stir to combine seasonings
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until chicken is fully cooked through
  • Using a spatula or forks gently break the chicken apart into bite sized chunks
  • Stir in cream and rice
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until rice is tender


I cooked this on low for 7 hours in my 4 quart slow cooker and then for another 1 hour and 15 minutes on high to cook the rice


Calories: 613kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 37gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 206mgPotassium: 1022mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 6250IUVitamin C: 3.5mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 3.2mg
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Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup


  1. This is a delicious recipe. The rice took 2 hours, on high, to cook in my slow cooker. I used 1 1/2 cups rice and when I heated the leftovers it was more like a casserole as the cream was completely absorbed by the rice. Left overs were still absolutely delicious!!!!
    Also, I could not find frozen mushrooms or carrots so I used fresh and they worked perfectly!

  2. How much rice did you use? The recipe says anywhere from 1 – 1 1/2 cups of wild rice, curious to know how it affects the consistency of the meal If I maximize the rice. I have never made chicken & wild rice soup. I usually buy it at Panera bread or in a progressive soup can. Thanks…

    1. You could definitely make it up ahead of time with everything except the rice and cream and freeze it before cooking. I did freeze some of the leftovers and it reheated reasonably well although the cream does separate a bit.

  3. When combining the ingredients you say add everything except the cream and broth and then cook. Then later you said to add the cream and rice. Am I missing something?

    1. Nope! I originally goofed it up! Trying to multitask by talking to my 4 year old and typing recipes at the same time = not such a good idea 😉 But you all are on top of it e-mailing me and leaving comments letting me know!!! It should be updated now. Thanks so much! 🙂

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