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Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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I'm originally from Minnesota, where wild rice grows in abundance and is very popular in recipes. This soup has been part of our Christmas Eve menu for years. To save time, I cook the chicken and wild rice and cut up the vegetables the day before. —Virginia Montmarquet, Riverside, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 807 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. In Dutch oven, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in soup and wine. Add rice and chicken; heat through. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Chicken Wild Rice Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p75

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 807 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Really good flavor! Don't skip the wine if you can help it. It really adds. Was cautious with the broth as others said it was a little too much. I made the soup with one quart broth and at the end when I stirred in the wine and canned soup I added one more cup broth. Think that is just the right consistency. Pretty quick to throw together as well. Will make again."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"So good! Added course ground pepper, extra veggies and extra rice. Used white wine at the end (instead of the extra chicken broth option), which added extra flavor. I served it with garlic butter biscuits, which were used to sop up any extra broth (YUM!)."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"Way too much liquid. I eliminated the last 1/2 cup of liquid and it was still too thin. Thickened it up a bit with additional flour & water slurry. Prepare all vegies and ingredients ahead of time. Prep goes fairly fast once it starts."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"It was okay, but way too thin of a soup for my liking. I eliminated the additional 1/2 c. of liquid called for near the end and added another can of cream of mushroom soup and a 1/2 c. of minute rice to thicken it up."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"My family enjoyed it!"

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