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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Whip up comfort in a bowl with a family favorite recipe for Chicken Wild Rice Soup that's loaded with garlic and veggies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1 cup quartered mushrooms 
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth or turkey stock 
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 3 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken (See Kelly’s Note)


  • In a large heavy-bottomed stock pot or Dutch oven set over medium heat, add the butter, onions, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook an additional 2 minutes. 
  • Add the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. 
  • Stir in the wild rice, then reduce the soup to a simmer. Cover and simmer until the wild rice is tender, about 40 minutes. 
  • Stir in the chopped turkey then taste and season the soup with salt and pepper.

Kelly’s Note:

  • Leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken both work great in this recipe. You can also cook chicken breasts or thighs then chop them up for use in this soup. 
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