This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

You guys. Fall has officially arrived.

I’m no longer rolling up my skinny jeans.

I wore a scarf.

We turned on our heat.

I got out my slippers.

I haven’t worn a real coat yet, but it won’t be long.

I’ve been using my slow cooker more than I care to admit. But I use that baby all year. In the winter, it creates irresistible comfort foods. In the summer, it cooks dinner without heating up your house. Winner, winner, chicken slow cooker dinner.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Speaking of chicken slow cooker dinners (see what I did there?), I’m excited to share another recipe with you that’s part of my partnership with Just BARE® Chicken.

This slow cooker soup really couldn’t be easier to make. You just throw all the ingredients (except the cream) into the slow cooker and let it work its magic. Six to eight hours later, you have creamy delicious soup. The rice is tender and the chicken is ready to be shredded.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

All you need to do is sit and take in the great smells of this cooking all day in your house. Perfect for football Saturdays, Sunday night dinners or busy weeknight meals when you want to come home to a hot meal already made. It’s basically the perfect soup.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I like Just BARE’s boneless skinless chicken thighs in this creamy chicken and wild rice soup because they have a lot of really great flavor – but if you’re not a dark meat fan, feel free to use boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe.

Enjoy – and stay warm!

Watch the short video to see step-by-step directions for making this creamy chicken and wild rice soup!

 

 

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild and brown rice blend (see important notes)
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, diced (a heaping cup)
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups no salt added chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • milk or water as necessary to thin soup

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except cream in a large slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove bay leaves and discard.  Remove chicken thighs, shred and return to slow cooker.
  3. In a medium bowl, place 1/2 cup heavy cream. Slowly whisk 1-2 cups of hot soup into cream. Then, slowly pour that mixture back into the slow cooker while whisking.
  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed before serving.


Note: I always use the inside stalks of celery with the leaves for soup – they have great flavor.

Note: This turns out very stew-like. If you want it more soupy, I’d recommend using only 3/4 cup of rice rather than 1 1/2 cups. We love our soup stewy! DO NOT use quick-cooking or instant rice.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 1 of 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 325 Calories
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 330mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 25g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Warm, comforting, delicious. And insanely easy to make. What’s better than that?
Husband’s take: He really loved this creamy chicken and wild rice soup! I think even more than I did. He ate leftovers for lunch for a few days.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: So easy.

Looking for more recipes using boneless skinless chicken thighs? Try: Chicken Barley Soup with Butternut Squash and Kale, Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Thighs, Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs, Chicken Burger with Bacon, Leeks and Gouda, or Barley and Greens with Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs.

Disclaimer: I have been compensated by Just BARE chicken for the time required to develop and share this recipe but all thoughts are my own, as always. Thanks for supporting my blog by reading about brands and products I use and love in my own kitchen.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup will be the star of your winter cuisine! Perfect for chilly days. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!