Wild Rice Chicken Soup Recipe
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Wild Rice Chicken Soup Recipe

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This hearty soup from our Test Kitchen is chock-full of tender thigh meat and veggies, pleasantly seasoned with savory and garlic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup each chopped carrot, celery, green pepper and onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped peeled parsnip
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3/4 pound bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cooked long grain and wild rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 983 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the carrot, celery, green pepper, onion and parsnip in oil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the broth, chicken, savory, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Remove chicken from broth. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Add chicken and rice to soup; heat through. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Wild Rice Chicken Soup in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p21

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"I found this to be very flavorful. The variety of veggies was very good. I had "Flipside" Pretzel crackers. Will definitely have this again."

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