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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

I'm originally from Minnesota, where wild rice grows in abundance and is very popular in recipes. This creamy chicken and wild rice soup has been part of our Christmas Eve menu for years. To save time, I cook the chicken and wild rice and cut up the vegetables the day before. —Virginia Montmarquet, Riverside, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)


  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In Dutch oven, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in soup and wine. Add rice and chicken; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 154 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 807mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


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  • dgschur
    Oct 11, 2020

    This is one of our family favorites. My son always reminds wursts it when he comes home for a visit.

  • Renee
    Oct 10, 2020

    Skipped the canned soup and wine and added heavy cream instead.

  • Kimberly
    Sep 21, 2020

    I am from Minnesota, and I continue coming back to this recipe again and again. It is perfect as written but allows you to adjust if you don't have everything on hand. We often add more mushrooms and skip the chicken altogether. This is the best recipe!

  • Des
    Aug 2, 2020

    Question: if I leave out the chopped mushrooms, should I use 2 cans of cream of mushroom?

  • Peggy
    Jun 29, 2020

    Made a couple of improvisions and It was awesome!. I did cut rice quantity in half and think actually 1 cup would be sufficient. Didn't have celery but had celery salt, so I used the bottom heart of romaine lettuce and doused it with celery salt. Preferred chopped carrots, so chopped carrots instead. I didn't use wine in the recipe but used additional broth.

  • Laura
    Apr 18, 2020

    I made this during Corona virus shut down so I made adjustments to what I had. I used cream of bacon soup instead of the cream of mushroom as I couldn't find any at the store and I was out, I halved the recipe and didn't have the dried parsley but I did everything else pretty much as the recipe called for. I used canned wild rice because I always have that on hand. It was delicious. My husband loved it and told me he'd be glad to have that again, so It will go into my soup collection but I think I'll stick with the cream of bacon soup because we really liked the subtle depth it gave the soup.

  • Tracy
    Jan 15, 2020

    I substituted cream of chicken because I bought the wrong thing and skipped the wine. The other ingredients came from a leftover veggie platter and a chicken and rice dinner. It was DELICIOUS.

  • Gia
    Oct 1, 2019

    Great recipe and added to favorites. I left out wine and substituted canned chicken. Tasted delicious!

  • Rebecca
    Apr 8, 2019

    This is a wonderful soup.. I highly recommend it! I made an easy chicken stock from a rotisserie chicken and then followed the rest of the instructions. Didn't have the wine so I skipped it. This turned out delicious!!

  • vivian
    Mar 13, 2019

    This soup is quite good, but time consuming for preparation. I followed the recipe to a "T"..with the exception of slicing the carrots. I gave it a 4 star rating as the amount of flour/butter did not thicken the soup. 1/3 cup flour 6 T butter would probably be much better. Unfortunately the soup was watery