Main Dish Monday {Chicken and Wild Rice Soup}

by Hope Sewell on February 6, 2012

in recipes

Happy Monday!!

Sorry I left ya hanging last week with no Main Dish!!
I was with my sweet husband in beautiful St. Augustine, Fl celebrating 10 years of marriage.  *sigh* It was one of the best trips ever.  We had a great time just doing whatever we wanted to do when we wanted to do it.  We did NOT want to come back to reality!!

We actually took some of today’s MD to enjoy our first night away.  After a day of traveling, it was so nice to have something homemade rather than fast food.

So let’s get down to business.  Grab some olive oil, an onion, carrots and celery.Dice everything up really nicely and saute’ in a touch of olive oil.Then add in some chicken broth, a package of wild rice, and some chicken thighs.  I used skinless (but they were still on the bone).  Use whatever you can find.  I do like the dark meat here….it adds a nice flavor.Bring all of this goodness to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover.  Let it works it’s magic until the chicken is cooked through.  About 20 minutes or so.

When the chicken is done, remove it from the pot and shred taking it off the bone.  Once shredded, put it back in the pot.  Make sure you season everything with salt and pepper as you cook!!

It turns out so yummy!!  It’s healthy and hearty!!Enjoy!!

Print Recipe

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
adapted Everyday Food

olive oil
4 large carrots, diced
2 large celery stalks, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 box (32 oz) chicken broth
6 skinless chicken thighs
1 package (4.5 oz) wild rice with seasoning

In a large soup pot, sauté’ carrots, celery and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth, chicken and rice to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook until chicken is cooked through. About 20 minutes or so. Remove cooked chicken from pan and shred. Once shredded, return chicken to pan. Check seasoning and serve.


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashlee February 15, 2012 at 1:42 am

I had an amazing chicken and wild rice soup a few years back i’ve been trying to recreate! I’m excited to try this one! I’m featuring it on Topsy Turvy Tuesdays. Thanks for linking up!


Hope Sewell February 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

I hope this one lives up to your memories!! It’s simple ingredients with a delicious result!!Thanks for the feature!!


Jenn/Rook No. 17 February 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

This is, perhaps, my most slow-pokey week yet. My apologies for taking so long to get over here from “A Little Birdie Told Me..” to enjoy your post. It’s important to me to visit and really give my full attention to all the links, but as the party grows it’s taking more and more time. Thank you so much for bearing with me, and for continuing to share your talent at Rook No. 17!


Natalie March 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

This soup looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it but I have a question!
Where do you find the 4.5 oz pkg of Wild Rice? I’ve needed that for another recipe and can never find it! I always end up having to buy the Uncle Ben’s Long grain and wild rice box. :(


Hope Sewell March 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

I actually found mine in my local Publix.
Thanks for stopping by!!


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