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Chicken Wild Rice Chowder Recipe

Chicken Wild Rice Chowder Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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!!"

Ethylene User ID: 4510645 99690
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"This is a meal within its self - delicious ."

Juanita99 User ID: 4709140 99689
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Made this tonight and it came out delicious and so easy. I made a few changes to recipe. I used frozen sliced carrots, another cup of broth and another 1/4 cup half & half to make more liquid because it was too chunky. I also added 1/8 tsp. ground thyme for flavor and a pinch of salt. Yummy! I will make again!"

maggie1642 User ID: 1469708 82119
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"My husband does not like rice, so I substitued some cubed up baked potatoes I had left over and added a bit of thyme. It was very good. I also think it would be good using the small flat noodles in place of the rice - just not too many. Anyway, we loved it!"

conniepage User ID: 1865209 102551
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"i made this with olive oil (a healthy fat) instead of butter and fat-free half and half for a healther version. I used Uncle Bens Whole grain medley (ready rice... zap in the microwave for 90 seconds) Its a great cooler weather soup and figure friendly too!"

Dianaore User ID: 1737743 157529
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"I couldn't find Ready to Serve rice so I had to precook my rice that took away from the simplicity of the recipe but it was worth it. I think I would like a bit more seasoning to taste in mine next time (my 13 year old who loves to cook said he thought it needed a bit of something more in seasoning) I also needed more liquid in mine as by the time the second and third person dished up it was pretty much just rice and no chowder. Will make it again though for sure."

janice1054 User ID: 2126497 102359
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"easy quick and very good. Nice comfort flavor"

sheilast User ID: 1315574 170425
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"This is now on my list of favorite soups to make when it's cold out."

slbastress User ID: 2689361 102356
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"My whole family loved this chowder tonight. My 8-year-old son now wants me to make this recipe for his birthday dinner in March..."

joymark User ID: 4415940 140350
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"this is the ultimate comfort food, I also added the same amount of white pepper makes it just a littlezipper."

muffnette User ID: 1370261 85046
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"I LOVE this recipe!!! sooo easy and so comforting! I also double it - in fact its so good and we eat so much of it i may have to triple it next time! lol"

sheilast User ID: 1315574 82118
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009 Edited Feb. 17, 2010

"I am so glad I tried this recipe. It was delicious! I am already planning on making it agian and will double the recipe next time."

maggie2375 User ID: 1836691 209587
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"Very good and creamy."

mom2grlys User ID: 2394516 155886
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"My family loves this recipe. I have to double it so we have left overs for lunch. This is very easy to make and very good on a cold day (we make it in the summer too, we love it so much!)."

jcilove User ID: 1020949 159695
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"The rice in the recipe is ready-to-serve, in other words it is already cooked. But I am sure it would work if you cooked rice and just added it at the end like the ready-to-serve package. I like using the packaged rice because it saves me time. This my family's favorite soup recipe and I make it frequently during the colder months."

dot1212 User ID: 722372 155885
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2008

"I have the same question about the rice whether precooked or not. Could 2 cups of brown rice and wild rice mixed work if precooked?

Thre recipe sounds good but trying to figure out the rice question before I make it."

minnherman User ID: 566290 159690
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2008

"Is the rice package precooked or does "heat through" mean actually cook the rice?"

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