Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup {VIDEO}

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This Panera Copycat Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup continues to be a family favorite. It’s delicious and hearty, perfect for cold winter nights.

During cold winter months, there is nothing that satisfies and comforts like homemade soup.  Some of our favorites include Chicken Gnocchi Soup, Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup, and French Onion Soup

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Panera Copycat Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup continues to be a family favorite. It's delicious and hearty, perfect for cold winter nights. Print the full recipe at TidyMom.net

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CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP 

We are having the wettest and one of the coldest Octobers on record here in St. Louis. So I’ve been in a soup mood!! To be honest, I’m obsessed with soups like BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup, French Onion Soup and Smoked Sausage and White Bean Soup to name a few. Because there is something so wonderful eating something warm and hearty when it’s cold outside.

I literally crave Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Panera all year long and finally decided it was time to make it at home.

This cozy, creamy, stick-to-your-ribs soup is loaded with carrots, celery, boneless chicken and of course, wild rice!  Perfect to keep you nice and warm on a chilly night.

Halloween is just around the corner, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Copycat Recipe is a GREAT Halloween meal, you can fix a big pot during the day, and easily eat before or after Trick-or-Treating!

It’s filling, hearty, insanely easy to make and makes GREAT leftovers! What’s better than that?

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup continues to be a family favorite. It's delicious and hearty, perfect for cold winter nights. Print the full recipe at TidyMom.net

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP 

(full printable recipe at bottom of this post)

Serve this soup on a cold rainy or snowy day with a loaf of No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread

To make this soup recipe, place a large soup pot over medium heat saute garlic cloves in olive oil, then add carrot and celery and saute for a few minutes until softened.

Add some chicken broth, water, and shredded chicken (I usually use rotisserie chicken). Bring just to boiling, then stir in wild rice, reserving seasoning packet. Cover and remove the pot from heat.

In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper and flour and set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt some butter. Stir in contents of the wild rice seasoning packet until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture with a wooden spoon by tablespoons, until thick, to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully mixed and smooth. Cook until thickened about 5 minutes.

Add the cream mixture into broth and rice and stir slowly. Cook over medium heat until heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes. ENJOY!

Put this soup on your menu for this week’s dinner and you won’t regret it

I’m sure it will become a regular in your house too!

homemade wild rice and chicken soup in a blue bowl

TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP RECIPE

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Round Dutch Oven

My dutch oven is my most used kitchen tool, and the quality of this one is unmatched. While It’s a little bit of an investment, it’s so worth it! 

Soup Bowls

Whenever you’re entertaining, presentation is key, and man do these soup bowls make a statement. They can make any soup look fabulous, and I love the easy to hold handles. 

Stainless Steel Ladle

You can never serve soup without a good ladle, and this stainless steel ladle is the best one I’ve found!

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Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Panera Copycat Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is delicious and hearty, perfect for cold winter nights.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  •  1/2 cup carrots
  •  1/2 celery
  •  4 cups chicken broth
  •  2 cups water
  •  2 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
  •  1 (4.5 ounce) package quick cooking long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •  3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 cup butter
  •  2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat saute garlic cloves in olive oil, then add carrot and celery and saute for a few minutes until softened.
  2. Add broth, water, and shredded chicken. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice, reserving seasoning packet. Cover and remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper and flour and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in contents of seasoning packet until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture with a wooden spoon by tablespoons, until thick, to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully mixed and smooth. Cook until thickened about 5 minutes.
  5. Add cream mixture into broth and rice, stir slowly. Cook over medium heat until heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 126mg Sodium: 782mg Carbohydrates: 17g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 14g
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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