Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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Indulge in a warm and comforting bowl of Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup, a hearty and wholesome dish perfect for chilly days. This easy-to-make recipe is packed with protein from chicken, fiber from wild rice, and a medley of vegetables for a flavorful and filling meal.

Why Make This Recipe

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a convenient meal that requires minimal effort. Simply add the ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning, and by dinnertime, you’ll have a delicious and nutritious soup ready to enjoy. It’s a great recipe for busy days when you want a homemade meal without the fuss.

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup


  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 2 cups mirepoix (chopped celery, carrots, and onions)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • A few tablespoons white wine (optional)
  • Up to 2 cups additional milk or water


  1. Rinse the wild rice and place it in the crockpot along with the chicken breasts, mirepoix, chicken broth, and poultry seasoning.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is soft. Do not drain the extra liquid in the crockpot.
  3. Remove the chicken, shred it with two forks, and return it to the crockpot.
  4. In a saucepan, melt butter, add flour, and let it bubble for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the whole milk until a thick mixture forms. Stir in the wine.
  5. Add the creamy mixture to the crockpot with the rice and chicken. Adjust the consistency with extra water or milk, and season with salt and pepper.

How to Serve Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Serve this warm and comforting soup in bowls, garnished with fresh herbs like parsley or a sprinkle of black pepper. Pair it with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.

How to Store Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Tips to Make Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  • Use a mix of white and dark meat for extra flavor and moisture.
  • Add additional vegetables like mushrooms or peas for more variety.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste and customize the soup to your preference.


For a creamier version of the soup, add a can of cream of chicken soup along with the milk mixture for a richer consistency.


  1. Can I use pre-cooked chicken in this recipe? Yes, you can use cooked chicken and add it to the crockpot towards the end of cooking to heat through.
  2. Can I freeze this soup? Yes, this soup freezes well. Just thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  3. Can I skip the wine in the recipe? The wine adds a depth of flavor, but you can omit it or substitute with chicken broth if preferred.


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