Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

The preparation of this Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a delightfully uncomplicated affair. Gather the tender essence of chicken, the vibrant companionship of carrots, celery, and onion, alongside the humble wild rice, harmonized with a subtle medley of seasonings and the indulgence of cream. Pair this symphony of flavors with a generous slice of crusty bread, and witness the birth of a perfect culinary embrace on those chilling nights, a melody to warm the soul.

Indulge in the velvety richness, the savory symphony of tender chicken threads, and the meticulously perfected medley of vegetables. Witness the comforting embrace of bountiful heaps of wild rice, an exquisite journey of satisfaction woven into every spoonful. Ah, the exclamation of “Ope, yep yep yep!” beckons you to savor this ambrosial creation. Embrace the warmth of freshly baked, crusty bread, a loyal companion to this tantalizing soup, a dream incarnate, awaiting your return on frost-kissed winter nights.

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Ingredients You’Ll Need To Make Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

To achieve its deep, rich, and savory flavor, this soup boasts a surprisingly concise list of ingredients. However, each component plays a crucial role, contributing its unique essence to the symphony of flavors. Here is what you’ll require:

  • mirepoix (chopped celery, carrots, and onions)
  • chicken broth
  • poultry seasoning
  • butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • whole milk
  • white wine (optional, but such a nice touch)

Also get your favorite crusty bread ready to tear because you are definitely going to want to be swooping, scooping, and dipping through this soup over and over again.

Let’s Make Chicken Wild Rice Soup In The Crockpot

Because we love a good crockpot, throw-it-in-and-leave situation, this one comes together super easily with a little finishing touch at the end for creamy dreaminess.

  1. Crockpot. Rinse the wild rice first and then toss that, the raw chicken, mirepoix, broth, and poultry seasoning into the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours until chicken is cooked through and the rice is soft.
  2. Shred. Remove the chicken breasts from the crockpot, allow to cool slightly, then shred it up and add it back in.
  3. Cream. Time to make a roux! Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour and let the mixture bubble. Slowly whisk in the whole milk until a thick, creamy mixture forms. Stir in the wine. Then add this all to the crockpot and stir to combine. Add extra liquid if needed and season with salt and pepper.

Behold the marvel! Simmering effortlessly all day as you attended to life’s demands, this glorious soup now awaits, ready to be ladled into bowl after satisfying bowl. Settle at the table, or for an even cozier experience, nestle into the welcoming embrace of your couch, adorned with a soft, warm blanket. Allow this soul-warming soup to envelop you in its comforting embrace, a testament to the simple pleasures that nourish both body and spirit.

What To Serve with This Soup

It appears that no soup indulgence is truly complete without the accompaniment of generous chunks of freshly baked, warm, crusty bread, perhaps even this effortlessly delightful no-knead bread for optimal dipping pleasure. While spoons serve their purpose, there’s something uniquely satisfying about using bread as both utensil and companion to the savory concoction.

If a touch of greenery is on your mind, consider the swift and delightful assembly of the Simple Green Salad or the robust yet elegant Brussels and Kale Caesar Salad. Alternatively, indulge in the wholesome goodness of roasted vegetables, effortlessly prepared on a sheet pan for a delightful side dish experience.

But let’s be honest, the heart of the matter remains bread – a quintessential element, deeply rooted in the essence of Minnesota living. And why not? After all, BREAD IS GREAT.

As the chill lingers in the air, seize the moment, gather your ingredients, toss them into the welcoming embrace of your crockpot, and let anticipation accompany you throughout the day, for the promise of returning home to the embrace of robust flavors, wrapped in the warmth and comfort of this delightful, soul-nourishing companion.


What does poultry seasoning consist of?

Poultry seasoning typically comprises a blend of various herbs, notably thyme and sage, among others. Although it’s only a teaspoon, omitting it would mean sacrificing a significant portion of the flavorful essence. If poultry seasoning isn’t available, feel free to substitute with your preferred herb seasonings, though personally, I find thyme and sage to be the most complementary.

Can this be made vegetarian?

Certainly! This recipe can be easily adapted to a vegetarian version. Please refer to our mushroom rendition of the dish available here.

How would I make this in the Instant Pot?

To prepare this in the Instant Pot, simply combine the wild rice, vegetables, seasonings, broth, and chicken in the pot. Cook on high pressure for 30-40 minutes, followed by a quick release once the cooking process is complete. Shred the chicken directly within the Instant Pot. Meanwhile, prepare the roux on the stovetop using butter, milk, and flour. Whisk the roux thoroughly before adding it to the Instant Pot, combining it seamlessly with the rest of the soup. Stir well and savor the flavors!

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup is so darn simple to make. Chicken, carrots, celery, onion, wild rice, seasonings, and cream. Pair with a piece of crusty bread on a cold night for the perfect meal! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 274 kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 2 cups mirepoix (chopped celery, carrots, and onions)
  • 6 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • a few tablespoons white wine (optional)
  • up to 2 cups additional milk or water


  • Rinse the wild rice. Place the uncooked wild rice, raw chicken, mirepoix, chicken broth, and poultry seasoning in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. The chicken should be cooked through and the rice should be soft. There will be extra liquid in the crockpot; do not drain.
  • Remove the chicken breasts from the crockpot and allow to cool slightly. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Return the shredded chicken to the crockpot.
  • When rice and chicken are done cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and let the mixture bubble for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the whole milk until a thick, creamy mixture forms. Stir in the wine.
  • Add this to the rice and chicken in the crockpot and stir to combine. Add extra water or milk to adjust the consistency as you like it. Season with additional salt and pepper.
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