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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

You will find this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup to be similar to Panera Bread. Tons of chicken, lots of vegetables, and rice all in a flavorful cream broth. It’s an easy and filling weeknight chicken dinner idea!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken meat removed from bone and diced (or 3 Chicken Breast halves, cooked and diced)
  • 1 package Fast Cook Long Grain and Wild Rice blend
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Flour
  • 3 ⁄4 cup Butter
  • 3 Carrot sliced
  • 2 stalk Celery sliced
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 3 cup Half and Half

Instructions

  • Combine broth and diced chicken in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add rice, but not seasoning packet. Cover and remove from heat.
  • Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat.
  • Add carrots, celery and onion. Cook for 7 minutes.
  • Add contents of seasoning packet and continue cooking for 5 minutes until carrots are softened.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and pepper.
  • Sprinkle flour mixture over vegetables while stirring constantly until incorporated.
  • Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in half and half until incorporated.
  • Cook about 5 minutes until thickened.
  • Add vegetable mixture to chicken and rice mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat 15-20 minutes until heated through and rice is done.