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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Looking for a 30 minute, fast, delicious weeknight meal your whole family will love? This recipe for Chicken and Wild Rice Soup checks every box!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in a white bowl on top of a blue and white striped folded tea towel - The Goldilocks Kitchen

I love it when a few simple ingredients come together to make something wonderful, especially when you crave comfort food to give your spirit a big hug. That’s why I’m so excited to share this recipe for Chicken and Wild Rice soup with you.

I received a copy of this recipe from my friend Shannon after trying it at a church function a couple weeks ago. I streamlined it a bit- I wanted to share a one pot, 30 minute version with you that had all the delicious taste of the original recipe. It was easy thanks to a store bought rotisserie chicken :0)

Onion and celery cook in butter in the bottom of a dutch oven to make Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - The Goldilocks Kitchen

Diced onion and celery are cooked in butter (kinda a lot of butter, but hey, this is comfort food) to soften. Then sprinkle some all-purpose flour over the butter and veggies and stir it around a bit to cook the flour-y taste out. Chicken broth, heavy cream and diced carrots are added with a pinch of salt and brought to a boil to cook the carrots. Then simply stir in your shredded rotisserie chicken meat and cooked wild rice and it’s done!

Diced cooked onion and celery is sprinkled with flour and stirred around to make the base for Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - The Goldilocks Kitchen

The soup is lightly seasoned by the wild rice, which is cooked and flavored with a seasoning packet (Thank you Uncle Ben’s quick cooking wild rice!) which keeps this soup simple and easy to throw together.

Kitchen Tip:

I always recommend keeping your pantry stocked with chicken bullion cubes or powder so anytime you want to make soup, you have instant chicken broth available. 

Looking down on a bowl of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, garnished with a sprig of thyme and some crackers - The Goldilocks Kitchen

This soup is absolutely delicious and is perfect for getting you through chilly nights or any time you need a little extra comfort in your menu :0) Share your comments on this recipe below, and please rate the recipe- Thx!

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x


 This 30 minute, one pot chicken and rice soup is an outstanding recipe for a quick weeknight comfort food meal.


  • 1 box uncle ben’s fast cook wild rice (orange box)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 and 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook the rice according to the package directions on the stovetop, continuing with the recipe while rice cooks. 

2. In a large dutch oven or stockpot, melt butter and saute onion and celery over medium heat until soft, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir around for 1 minute. Slowly pour in the chicken broth, carrots, and heavy whipping cream. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium low stirring often. Simmer the soup covered for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft.

3. Remove lid and stir in the chicken, cooked rice, and salt and pepper to taste. Replace lid and let soup heat up chicken and rice for about 5 minutes. Serve.

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 334
  • Sugar: 3.7 g
  • Sodium: 788 mg
  • Fat: 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.8 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 14.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 79 mg

 This 30 minute, one pot chicken and rice soup is an outstanding recipe for a quick weeknight comfort food meal.

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