Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is the perfect fall soup recipe to kick off the season. It’s creamy, delicious, and filled with the best ingredients. Make a batch of this creamy chicken and rice soup to warm you up all season long!

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a creamy, hearty, delicious soup that is sure to warm you up. It’s one of my favorite fall soup recipes, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Fall is finally here! Besides the countdown to the holidays, my favorite thing about this time of year is the countdown to soup season! It still feels like summer around here, but I know the crisp cool air will make an appearance soon. So I’m preparing for the change in weather with my favorite fall soup recipes. And this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is one of the best!

Everyone loved my mom’s Creamy Chicken Soup, so I know you guys will love this creamy chicken and rice soup too. It’s filled with chicken, bacon, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, mushrooms, fresh thyme, wild rice, and so much more. This soup is just a bowl full of the best ingredients, and it’s so creamy and delicious. I can’t get enough of this hearty soup. It’s perfect for the fall and winter seasons!

If you like Panera’s Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, then you’re going to love this homemade chicken and rice soup even better. There’s so much more flavor to this, and you can make it at home and save it to eat over and over again!

This Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is one of my favorite fall soup recipes. 

A white bowl filled with creamy chicken and rice soup

A bowl of homemade chicken and rice soup, with pieces of bread surrounding it

Fall Soup Recipes

There’s something so exciting about the fall season. Maybe it’s because it’s apple and pumpkin season, so I can make all the things with them. Or maybe it’s just because I know Thanksgiving is almost here, which means I can make all the best comfort food recipes. Or maybe it’s because it’s soup season, so I can just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and end up with the most delicious, warming, comforting meal ever. Whatever it is, it’s clear that I love fall because of the food!

I’m excited for all of the fall soup recipes that I get to cook up, eat, and then share with you guys. This Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is just the start. There are so many easy soup recipes to try, so we should all probably get cooking!

Two bowls of creamy chicken and wild rice soup

Two bowls of creamy chicken and rice soup topped with bacon, carrots, and thyme

What’s in Chicken and Wild Rice Soup?

This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is just loaded with all of the best ingredients you can think of. Imagine all of the things you’d want to put into a hearty, warm fall soup recipe, and I guarantee it’s in this creamy chicken and rice soup!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Ingredients:

How to Make Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

All you need to make this creamy chicken and rice soup is one pot. Soups are pretty awesome like that; you just throw everything into a pot, let it cook on the stove, and you’re done.

  1. Cut up the bacon and cook it in the dutch oven over medium heat, just until crispy.
  2. Remove bacon from the pot & set aside. Drain bacon grease but leave 2 tablespoons of fat in the pot.
  3. Place seasoned chicken breasts in the pot and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes (internal temperature should reach 150°F, it will finish cooking later), then remove the chicken and set it aside.
  4. Turn heat to medium, add carrots, celery, and onions to the pot and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Then add garlic, mushrooms, & thyme, and saute another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Pour in the wine, then add the chicken stock and bring soup to a boil.
  7. Add the wild rice to the soup and bring it back to a boil, then lower the heat and let the soup simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Cut up the chicken into small pieces. Then add in the chicken, mushroom soup, and half of the bacon, and let the soup simmer another 15 minutes.

Once the creamy chicken and wild rice soup is done cooking, just ladle into your bowls and top it with the rest of the bacon bits. Creamy, warm, and so delicious! Check the recipe card for detailed instructions.

A white bowl of soup sitting on a dish towel, next to slices of bread

A bowl of creamy chicken and wild rice soup, filled, with chicken, carrots, bacon, mushroom soup, chicken broth, and more

What Goes with Chicken and Wild Rice Soup?

This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is absolutely loaded with ingredients, which makes it a nice hearty meal all on its own. Serve up big bowls of it with a crusty bread that you can dip in, and you’re good to go. A simple meal that is incredibly tasty! You could also serve a smaller portion of this soup alongside a sandwich or salad.

Can you freeze Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup?

Soups are so easy to freeze and save for later. I love making big batches of my favorite fall soup recipes early in the season, then freezing them so I can just heat them up for dinner throughout the following weeks/months. Just store the soup in airtight, freezer-safe containers and it will keep for up to 3 months.

Close up on a bowl of soup with carrots, bacon, rice, chicken, and thyme

I can’t wait for you guys to try this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. It tastes so good and it will warm you right up. Make a batch of it and get fall soup season going ASAP!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Enjoy!

If you like this creamy chicken and rice soup, try these other fall soup recipes:

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