So...it is snowy this morning. Again. And we are expecting more all weekend. If I wasn't in hibernation mode already with the baby I certainly would be now with the weather. I never want to leave the house.
All I can think about for food is soup. A soup that is warm, comforting and super filling. This slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup is all of the above. Plus super easy to make. We made this during the last snow storm and I am seriously thinking of round two this weekend.
You just need to put a little work in chopping the veggies. Lucky for me Mr. J loves this part of the prep work. All I really did is throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker. How can every dinner be this easy to put together?
A bowl of this is perfect for a cold winter day. It also makes plenty. I was feasting on this for lunch all week long. And best yet, it went great with my favorite saltine crackers.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7-8 hours
Keywords: slow-cooker soup/stew chicken rice
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1 cup uncooked wild rice
- 1 pound chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup chopped carrots
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup chopped celery
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup flour
- 2 cups whole milk
Rinse the wild rice. Place the uncooked wild rice, raw chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken broth, and poultry seasoning in a slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. The chicken should be cooked through and the rice should be soft. There will be extra liquid in the slow cooker; do not drain.
Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
When rice and chicken are done cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and let the mixture bubble for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the whole milk until a thick, creamy mixture forms. Add this to the rice and chicken in the slow cooker and stir to combine.
Add any extra water or milk to adjust the consistency as you like it. Season with additional salt and pepper.
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