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Chicken Wild Rice Chowder

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


  • 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


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

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  • JoanieK53
    Dec 22, 2017

    very good and easy. Used package of Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice.

  • pajamaangel
    Jan 27, 2017

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

  • allyin802
    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!!

  • astarzynski
    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • teeracey14
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 21, 2010

    needs more flavoring.

  • lorischlecht
    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.