Chicken Wild Rice Soup I


A slight variation on a recipe I received from a fellow Minnesota farm wife. A delicious soup that can also easily be cooked in a slow cooker and freezes well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup sliced carrots

  • ½ pound fresh sliced mushrooms

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups cooked wild rice

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup slivered almonds

  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 2 cups half-and-half


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes. Then add the flour and stir well. Gradually pour in the chicken broth, stirring constantly, until all has been added. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer.

  2. Next, add the rice, chicken, salt, curry powder, mustard powder, parsley, ground black pepper, almonds and sherry. Allow to heat through, then pour in the half-and-half. Let simmer for 1 to 2 hours. (Note: Do not boil or your roux will break.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

529 Calories
32g Fat
29g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1514mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 819mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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