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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

It is the most wonderful time of the year!

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in Bowls served with Bread

It’s here, It’s here! December is here!  I’m originally from Minnesota, so December isn’t quite the same scenery here in Phoenix, you know the whole lack of snow thing. But still, it is such a nostalgic time of year. And hey, it was a chilly 39 degrees this morning when I went running, so there is that. Now, I know some people aren’t the nostalgic type, but I am. And some of my best memories go hand in hand with all the comforting meals that all our moms would whip up. Enter: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.

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It’s funny, or at least it’s funny in my opinion, the older I get, the more I crave recipes like this creamy chicken and wild rice soup. It is just too darn good! One bite and I’m instantly back to memories of trying to get off my soaked cold snow pants because my mom called for dinner. Shortly after, I would be greeted with a warm bowl of creamy chicken and wild rice soup. Obviously served with a crusty loaf of bread and butter.

Get ready to learn some French techniques when making this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup!

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in Bowls served with Bread

This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is great because you get to practice some cooking basics like parching rice and making a roux. Which I know, I know, it sounds super fancy- but don’t worry, it is a breeze. And  you’ll be able to tell everyone, in your best roaring 20’s accent, “Yes, this soup is extremely velvety due to the blonde roux I added”. Naturally, people will instantly think you’re a chef. So you are welcome friends.

Recipes like this creamy chicken and wild rice soup are great Sunday night dinners. They make the Sunday scaries not so frightful. I love making this recipe on Sunday and enjoying it all week! It is a perfect dish for the holidays when spending time with your loved ones.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in Bowls served with Bread

Happy December Ya’ll!

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Serves: 6-8 Cooking Time: 2 Hours

Ingredients

  • Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Wild Rice
  • 1.5 pound Chicken Tenderloin
  • 1 Celery Stick, small diced
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and cut into half moons
  • 1/2 White Onion, small diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 8 cup, Chicken Stock
  • 10 oz, Mushroom, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Blonde Roux:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour

Instructions

1

In large pot heat up olive oil on medium heat

2

Add garlic, onion, celery, and carrots stir and cook until fragrant

3

Add dried thyme and dried oregano

4

Season with salt and pepper

5

Add lemon juice

6

Add rice and stir, olive oil will coat rice, continue to stir for 2-3 minutes, rice will begin to have a nutty aroma this is called parching

7

Add chicken stock and stir

8

Add bay leaf

9

Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer

10

Add Chicken

11

Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes, until cooked through

12

Once cooked, remove chicken, shred, and set aside

13

Cover soup pot with lid and allow to cook rice

14

Rice will take 50-60 minutes to cook

15

While rice is cooking you can make the roux

16

In small saute pan, add butter and cook on medium low heat

17

Once melted add in flour

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Using a whisk continuously whisk flour and butter together while cooking

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Butter/Flour mixture (roux) will start to smell like buttered popcorn when it is getting close to done

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Once it is a golden color it is done, take off heat

21

Once rice is cooked add in shredded chicken

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Add roux, whisk, and bring soup to a boil

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Soup will start to thicken

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When it has thickened, it is done

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Season with appropriate salt

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Serve with a crusty loaf of bread

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