This soup is the best way to warm up on a cold day! Plus, it’s made in a slow cooker, so it’s an easy recipe that you can enjoy on a busy weeknight. It’s also a low-calorie and high-protein dish, so it’ll fill you up without weighing you down. I like to make a big batch and freeze it for quick lunches whenever I need it!
Simple Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
7 hr 15 min
Recipe Type: Slow cooker
Serving Size: 2 cups
Makes 6 servings
- 1 medium, white onion
- 3 carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ teaspoon dried, ground thyme
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup wild rice, uncooked, rinsed and drained
- 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
- 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- Chop the onion, carrots, and celery. Mince the garlic.
- In a large slow cooker, stir together the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, pepper, and wild rice*.
- Layer the chicken on top of the rice and veggie mixture. Pour the broth on top.
- Place the lid on top. Cook on high for 3½ hours or on low for 6½ hours. Chicken is more tender and easier to shred when cooked on low.
- Prior to serving, shred the chicken with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
- Remove bay leaves. Enjoy!
*If you prefer rice that is less done, add it during the last 2 hours of cooking.
**This soup freezes well!
|NUTRITIONAL INFO||PER SERVING|
|Calories||260 (40 from fat)|
|Carbohydrate||30g (3g dietary fiber, 4g sugar)|
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