Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

chicken and wild rice soup

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes
ready in: 1 hour 25 minutes

makes: 8 servings, 1 cup each


  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 cups Nature's Promise® low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
  • 12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half and half or light cream
  • ground black pepper

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add broth and wild rice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  2. Add chicken. Simmer uncovered for 20–25 minutes more or until rice is tender.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour and remaining butter to make a smooth paste. Stir flour mixture into the rice mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  4. Add half and half. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Season to taste with pepper.

per serving: 250 calories, 13g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 18g carbohydrates, 2g dietary fiber, 17g protein