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Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 4 hours
  • total_time Total Time: 4 hours 5 mins
  • yield Yield: 8-10 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Crockpot
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

This easy Crockpot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup goes perfectly with a slice of crunchy bread. It’s a great weeknight dinner idea with only 5 min of prep time.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lb. skinless boneless chicken breast
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1 cup thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms (optional)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Pat chicken breast dry with a paper towel. Season both side of chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add in avocado oil and seasoned chicken breast. Sear each side for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly browned. (not cooked through – you’re just looking to add flavor to your soup)
  3. To a crock pot, first add boneless skinless chicken breasts on the bottom.
  4. Then add carrots, celery, onion, garlic cloves, rosemary, thyme, wild rice and chicken broth.
  5. Cook on HIGH for 3 – 3.5 hours.
  6. Remove chicken from the crock pot and shred with two forks. Add chicken back to the crock pot.
  7. To a small bowl add cornstarch and milk. Whisk together so there are no lumps.
  8. Next add mushrooms to the crockpot and pour milk mixture over the top and stir. Cover the crockpot and let cook an additional 30 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 154 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 39 mg

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