Chicken Wild Rice Chowder Recipe
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Chicken Wild Rice Chowder Recipe

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This is comfort food at it's finest, and perfect for that cold weather hump-day to help get you through the rest of the week.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2-2/3 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 371 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the carrots, onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the chicken, rice, cream and pepper; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Wild Rice Chowder in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p7

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 260381
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"This lacked a little bit of flavor but otherwise it was a really hearty and filling meal."

allyin802 User ID: 8204915 217346
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Excellent recipe I use everytime I make a turkey. I make home made turkey broth using the carcas and leftover turkey meat in this recipe. I also, per others suggestions, add potatoes, use a whole onion, uncle ben's wild grain ready rice, and double the recipe. IT IS EXCELLENT and always a hit in my family, after cooking I put the left overs in a casserole dish and bake to reheat, even better the next day!!"

[email protected] User ID: 3864962 85061
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"The whole family loved it. Excellent flavor. Definitley will make it again."

teeracey14 User ID: 2230516 155890
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"This is my husband's favorite soup recipe. I lighten things up by using Fat Free Half and Half. I also add 2-3 cloves of garlic to the veggies when I saute them. I also like to add potatoes to make it more hardy. I almost ALWAYS double this recipe."

casey1mollt User ID: 5147779 157530
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"BEST soup recipe to date. I used chicken stock instead of broth and I used Uncle Bens ready long grain / wild rice. I also bought a cooked chicken from Sams and used the breast meat....quick and easy. I made it tonite for the 3rd time this month"

mandyr777 User ID: 5745104 171513
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Very good. I used some cooked white rice (1 cup) instead of the wild rice and it was yummy. Will definitely make it again!"

sevyjj User ID: 3727756 170428
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This is the BEST chicken and rice soup recipe I've ever made. My family LOVED it! It kept us warm during a snow storm-thanks for sharing!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 155887
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"needs more flavoring."

lorischlecht User ID: 1226455 175624
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I liked it. I thought it would be bland, with only pepper being added. But the rice and chicken broth had a nice, mellow flavor to it.

I also used fat-free half and half."

Goodiewin User ID: 1171461 159889
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"LOVE this soup. It is on my "favorites" list. I've also used the base of this soup for pot pies, chicken ala king and other casseroles with just some small adjustments here and there. It is delicious!!"

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