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Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is absolutely the perfect step into fall we all need! It starts with LOTS of veggies, including sweet potato, kale and mushrooms, and finishes with chicken broth and cream - for a perfectly balanced comforting bowl of yum!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Entree, Side
Cuisine American
Servings 6 cups
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 carrot peeled, diced
  • 1-2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 small sweet potato peeled, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1-2 cups kale roughly chopped (2-3 stalks)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves fresh if possible
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 cups Zoup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups rotisserie/leftover chicken diced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bag Ben's Original Ready Rice Wild Rice variety
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven, add olive oil and heat on medium high
    1/4 cup olive oil
  • Add onion, carrot, celery and sweet potato. Saute 4-5 minutes until softened
    1/2 onion, 1 carrot, 1-2 stalks celery, 1/2 small sweet potato
    Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
  • Oil should be gone, Add 1/4 cup water and stir
    1/4 cup water
  • Lower heat to Medium Low and add garlic and mushrooms. Saute for 1 min
    1 tbsp minced garlic, 8 oz mushrooms
  • Add Kale and saute for 2-3 minutes
    1-2 cups kale
    Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
  • Add Thyme and flour to veggies. Reduce heat to medium low (3/10) and stir until veggies are coated
    1 tsp thyme leaves, 1/3 cup flour
  • Pour in chicken stock plus 1 cup water and bring to a simmer
    4 cups Zoup Chicken Broth, 1 cup water
  • Add chicken, salt and pepper and simmer for 10-15 minutes
    2 cups rotisserie/leftover chicken, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper
    Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
  • Add Ben's ready rice package and stir until broken up
    1 bag Ben's Original Ready Rice
    Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
  • Add cream and simmer 5 minutes more
    1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Serve!
    Creamy Autumn Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Notes

Do I have to use all those vegetables?
Nope – use what you like! Don’t like mushrooms – leave them out! Same goes for all the others!
What about Kale?
If you’re not a fan – I would say – just try it! Cut it down to 1 cup and dice it fairly small.
Should I use chicken broth, bone broth or stock?
Whatever you like! I like Zoup bone broth because I think it has the MOST flavor.
What if I want to use just wild rice that’s not pre-cooked?
That’s fine – I would still cook your rice separately and add at the end. Otherwise you’ll need a lot more liquid so the rice doesn’t soak it all up.
Can I sub milk or half and half?
Yes – but it won’t be as creamy.
Can I make this in a crock pot?
Sure! I would suggest sauteeing the veggies and then add to the crock pot. You can add everything to the crock pot – except the rice and cream – and cook for 3.5 hours on low. Then add cream & rice and cook for another 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 404kcalCarbohydrates: 28.6gProtein: 21.9gFat: 22.9gSaturated Fat: 8.8gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1744mgPotassium: 629mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 2.8gCalcium: 99mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chicken, soup, wild rice
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