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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup is an easy and comforting dinner that your family will love. You can use store bought rotisserie chicken and broth, or you can make your own from scratch. Either way, this creamy chicken soup with rice will satisfy your craving!

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup is an easy and comforting dinner that your family will love. You can use store bought rotisserie chicken and broth, or you can make your own from scratch. Either way, this creamy chicken soup with rice will satisfy your craving!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 8 servings
Calories 276

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 4-5 stalks celery (diced (you want the same onion:celery ratio))
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • In a large heavy bottom stockpot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion and celery until golden and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 5-8 minutes. Add the garlic and allow to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add butter to onion mixture and allow to melt. Sprinkle flour on top, stir, and allow mixture to cook for several minutes until fragrant, stirring frequently, about 3-5 minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth and continue to whisk until until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in milk and the heavy whipping cream. Add cooked rice and shredded chicken. Add salt and pepper, adjusting amounts to taste.
  • Serve hot to enjoy. Will keep in the refrigerator for several days. This soup freezes well in an air tight container.

Notes

You can use a rotisserie chicken for the meat and then make your own broth from the carcass if you don't want to use store bought. You can also cook an entire chicken in the pressure cooker or crockpot for the meat and homemade broth.
Makes 2 ½ quarts

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1444mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg