Slow Cooker | February 6, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Sometimes, I get funny little texts or emails or phone calls from friends about cooking.
My friend Jo sent me this text a few days before Christmas:

Dear Si, I need new soup recipes. Please.

Help soon.

A month and a half later, I’m coming to her rescue.

Good thing she didn’t fall into quicksand.

Dear Jo
Here is a recipe I made. just for you. Sorry not soon.
But it is so good.

Hope you love this too! Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup has been a hit with everyone from toddlers to 80 year old friends. It’s quick and easy and can be made both on the stovetop or the slow cooker. I usually double the recipe so Ill have enough to share…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Servings 6 servings
Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 2-4 chicken breast halves depending on size (about 2 cups after cooking and chopping)
  • 2- 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon each- salt and pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 2 stalks or about 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium to large carrots sliced thin or about 1 1/2 cups baby carrots, chopped
  • 1- 6 oz box- Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • 1 cup parsley loosely packed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream or half and half


  1. Place chicken in slow cooker with 2 cans chicken broth. Generously salt and pepper. Place lid on slow cooker and cook for 2 hours on high.
  2. Remove chicken, chop and set aside, leaving broth in slow cooker.
  3. Add one cup water to slow cooker.
  4. Replace lid, leave temperature on high.
  5. Add chopped mushrooms, celery, carrots and box of wild rice mix and flavor packet.
  6. Replace lid and cook for another 30-45 minutes on high or until rice is done.
  7. Add chicken, chopped parsley and 1/2 cup half and half or cream to ingredients in slow cooker. Replace lid and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
  8. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired.
  9. Serve while hot.

Recipe Notes

-I doubled this so we had enough for dinner, and some to give to a family with a new baby.-I used Uncle Ben's Wild Rice mix. You may use any brand available that is approximately 6-8 oz.-This recipe may be made either in a slow cooker, or on the stove top.If stove top:Cook the chicken in broth for about 20 minutes boiling on high heat. Remove chicken and chop. Set aside.Follow directions above, except, cook the rice in the broth and additional cup of water according to package directions, adding the mushrooms, celery, and carrots as well.-If the soup seems a little thick, you may add more water, broth or cream.-This soup may be made with any combination of added vegetables.Additional suggestions: water chestnuts, onion, corn, peas.

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  1. Lesley,

    This looks really good and is one you can do to cook while you’re at work. Brown meat, saute onion, and combine all other ingredients in the slow cooker the night before. Then the next morning, remove from fridge and get it going. All your clean up is done the night before, so your meal will be simple when you get home from work!

  2. I have tried a whole bunch of different spaghetti sauce recipes. This one is my favorite. My whole family will eat it. I love that it cooks in the crock pot so it is ready at the end of the day when kids are going all directions. I love when I can find a recipe that will go into our rotation. Thank you!! It was so good.

    1. Cindy, This recipe is my go-to! I’ve been making this for years and also love the convenience factor. I am glad you found a recipe that works for your family as well. Thanks for reading ABK! xo, Si

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve been searching for years for a spaghetti sauce we all love and this is it!! I love that it can be made in the slow cooker too.

    1. Sallie,
      I’m glad this recipe was a hit with the whole family! It’s great to have those go-to recipes you know everyone will love.
      Thanks for your positive feedback and thank you for reading ABK.

    1. Leigha,
      2-3 hours on high is the equivalent of 6-8 hours on low. All crockpots are not created equal, so that’s a round figure.
      Enjoy this recipe!

    1. Hi Tammie, the sauce will have a thinner texture if you choose not to put the meat in. So if you want it to be thicker/chunky, I would put some veggies in it as a substitute. Hope this helps and thanks for reading ABK!

  4. Hi! Do you have any suggestions for cooking spaghetti or angel hair for a crowd of about 50? I have done spaghetti casserole for a crowd but never the pasta (to be served with several different sauce choices) and I’m worried about clumps of cold pasta! I know you’re a pro at church parties and would love any tips!

    1. Hi Dian,
      When I cook large amounts of pasta for a crowd, I cook the pasta al dente, drain and then toss with a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Store in Ziplock bags in refrigerator or on counter top if the event is the same day. When ready to serve, you can simply reboil the water used for cooking pasta (or use new water) and then dump the pasta back in the water for a few seconds to warm up. Remove, drain pasta again, then serve. I generally stay away form Angel Hair pasta for large crowds because I feel that it’s more difficult to cook and keep from clumping. If you are looking to use a few different types of pasta for a pasta bar, I’d suggest Spaghetti, Penne, bowtie or fettuccini. All of those will work well! Thanks for reading ABK,

  5. 5 stars
    My husband’s favorite food is spaghetti and after spending the last couple of years trying a bunch of different recipes, we’ve decided this is our most favorite. Besides being so delicious, I love the ease of putting everything into the crock pot and letting it simmer for just a few hours or longer if I have the time. I also love that it uses “pantry” ingredients that I almost always have on hand – and that this recipe makes enough that I can freeze half for another day.

    1. Hi Jeanelle, this is definitely one of my favorites. I love how easy it is to throw everything together at once. I’m so glad your family enjoyed it as much as we have. Thanks for sharing!