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 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.
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!
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:
- Chicken Broth/Stock
- Wild Rice
- Mushroom Soup
- White Wine
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.
- Cut up the bacon and cook it in the dutch oven over medium heat, just until crispy.
- Remove bacon from the pot & set aside. Drain bacon grease but leave 2 tablespoons of fat in the pot.
- 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.
- Turn heat to medium, add carrots, celery, and onions to the pot and saute for 2 minutes.
- Then add garlic, mushrooms, & thyme, and saute another 2-3 minutes.
- Pour in the wine, then add the chicken stock and bring soup to a boil.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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:
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Best Chicken Soup Recipe
- Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Sausage and Lentil Soup
- Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Minestrone Soup with Pancetta
- Turkey Wild Rice Soup
How would you make this in crock pot?
https://www.thecookierookie.com/crockpot-chicken-wild-rice-soup/ Use this!
Mouth watering soup! I’m definitely gonna ask my mom to help me cook this creamy chicken soup. Thanks Becky!
Question — The recipe looks great. Regarding the mushroom soup, are you talking a ready-to-eat soup like Progresso or a cann of the old-fashioned condensed soup like Campbells?
Great question, thanks! You would want to use the condensed cream of mushroom soup, like campbells, or i’ve linked to a homemade version. Hope you love the recipe!
I want to try this recipe but my husband will not eat mushrooms. Any suggestions for a substitute for the mushrooms and mushroom soup in the recipe?
This looks delicious. I want to try it but my husband will not eat mushrooms. Any suggestions for replacing the mushrooms and the mushroom soup?
I made this soup two nights ago and it was SO delicious. I live in Europe so I had to modify slightly some of the ingredients, but still a hit in our home! It took me a lot longer to prep than 20 mins but that’s because I’m not a professional. And, I have a 3 year old. :)
Another hit from Becky!
I’m so glad you love it!
This sounds sooo tasty! I’ll be making it on the evening when we expect to get our first frost of the season (can’t wait). I like to use Baby Bella (Crimini) mushrooms, and will use Heart Healthy canned soup. I think diced slab bacon will work nicely in this recipe, and I’m loving the fresh thyme & the Chardonnay. Even though I haven’t yet made it, I’m already giving it 5 *s. Thanx for this awesome recipe. :-)
You are so sweet! Thank you so much Angelina <3