quick & easy chicken wild rice soup

07 March 2013

quick & easy chicken wild rice soup

This is probably the most requested recipe in my whole recipe arsenal. I found it in a Taste of Home magazine when we were newly married, (13 years ago!) and it is still a favorite. It is super easy and hits the spot on a chilly evening. I buy freeze dried carrots, celery, and onion to keep on hand just for soups in the winter. Kids love it too!

Quick & Easy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

-adapted from Taste of Home

5-2/3 cups water

1 package (4.3 ounces) Rice a Roni-- long grain and wild rice mix (don’t use substitutes on this one!)

1 envelope chicken noodle soup mix ( I use the Lipton envelope soups found in the soup aisle, this one)

1 celery rib, chopped

1 medium carrot, chopped

1/3 cup chopped onion (optional)

1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (10 ¾ ounces )

1 cup cubed cooked chicken

1/2 tsp garlic powder

In a large saucepan, combine water, rice with contents of seasoning packet and soup mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the celery, carrot, and onion. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in chicken soup, chicken, and garlic powder. Cook 8 minutes longer or until the rice and vegetables are tender. Yield: 5-8 servings

Happy Soup-ing!signature


  1. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 2:58 PM

    My mother-in-law gave me a subscription the first couple of years we were married and I loved them. I still have lots of recipes I cut out :)

  2. Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick1/8/14, 2:58 PM

    YUM!! You won't believe this but I am sitting at a Paradise Bakery eating their chicken and wild rice soup right now. ;) So good, I'll have to try this one! 

  3. I have used the same recipe for years too and is one of my favorite quick and easy dinners.  Good old Taste of Home!  :)


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