There are a few recipes from some of our older cookbooks that are so fantastic that it feels kind of like a shame to not share them here on the blog as well.

This is one of them.

This Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from our Savoring the Seasons cookbook is so perfect in so many ways. Ultimate comfort food? Check. Tons of delicious leftovers? Check. Uses up all sorts of Thanksgiving-y foods? Check. Perfect food for a chilly fall night? Check. Taking dinner to a friend? Having company over? Sunday dinner? Weeknight meal? Check, check, check, check. This is a recipe you need in your arsenal.

To make it, you’ll need 5 tablespoons of butter, an onion, some garlic, carrots, baby portabella mushrooms, celery, poultry seasoning, a jar of marinated artichoke hearts, some chicken broth, wild rice, about a pound of cooked chicken cut into bite-sized pieces (a rotisserie chicken works great), kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, flour, and milk.

Whew. That’s a lot of ingredients. The good news is that you probably have a lot of these things already lying around your house, especially the closer we get to Thanksgiving (and, in fact, this is a great way to use up leftover turkey–just use it instead of the chicken.)

Because this soup takes a little extra time to cook, you can save time by doing a lot of the legwork earlier in the day–add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and poultry seasoning to a large ziploc bag, the chopped chicken in a smaller bag,

and after you chop the artichoke hearts, you can return them to the jar they came in. That way, when dinnertime rolls around, it comes together in just a few minutes and then it can simmer away and you don’t even have to think about it.

When you’re ready to start cooking, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat (set the rest of the butter aside for later). Add onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, celery, and poultry seasoning and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add artichoke hearts and chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add rice and chicken, reduce heat, and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until the rice is tender. When the rice is tender, remove from heat and add salt and pepper.

When the soup has about 10 minutes left, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour to make a roux. Slowly add the milk,

about 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly to remove any lumps, until smooth and thickened to the consistency of a thin pudding. Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the soup and stir until combined. Simmer 4-5 minutes or until slightly thickened and serve.

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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

  • Author: kate jones
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10

Description

 


Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (about 2 medium)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1216 ounces cooked, chopped chicken (a whole rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chopped portobella/baby bella mushrooms

Instructions

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, celery, and poultry seasoning and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add artichoke hearts and chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add rice and chicken, reduce heat, and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until the rice is tender. When the rice is tender, remove from heat and add salt and pepper.

When the soup has about 10 minutes left, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour to make a roux. Slowly add the milk, about 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly to remove any lumps, until smooth and thickened to the consistency of a thin pudding. Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the soup and stir until combined. Simmer 4-5 minutes or until slightly thickened and serve.


Notes

Because this soup takes a little extra time to cook, you can save time by doing a lot of the legwork earlier in the day–add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and poultry seasoning to a large ziploc bag, the chopped chicken in a smaller bag, and after you chop the artichoke hearts, you can return them to the jar they came in. 


Nutrition

  • Calories: 361kcal
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 544mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg

37 comments

  1. Funny, I came to your site looking for your 1 hour roll recipe to go with a chicken and wild rice soup I was already making–and now I’ll have to consider artichokes for my next batch of soup. Thanks.

  2. In the description and the instructions it says there are mushrooms in it but the list of ingredients has no mushrooms. What kind of mushrooms and how much goes actually should go in this recipe?

  3. This soup is restaurant-quality, absolutely delicious! I would never have guessed, when eating it, that part of that amazing flavor came from marinated artichokes! I use canned chicken breast, which works great for me.

  4. Making this now! Just wanted to let you know your recipe doesn’t specify a mushroom amount. Ill figure it out but just letting you know!

        1. They’re there, they’re just at the bottom of the ingredients list because it won’t let me put it in where they actually go 🙁

  5. When I look for wild rice in the store, it usually comes as a blend with pasta in it. Is the that the kind I need for this recipe or is it 100% wild rice?

  6. I LOVE this recipe! We actually just ate it for dinner (I use the recipe from the cookbook) – before I realized you had posted it on the blog. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I think they best use of the instant pot with this recipe (I make wild rice soup pretty frequently) is to cook the wild rice in advance of making the soup using the guide that came with the instant pot. Wild rice takes forever to cook, so it ends up being a huge time saver.

  7. I’ve seen this recipe in the cookbook, but never got around to making it. I’m definitely going to! It really looks delicious!
    I also wanted to say I’m so excited to be able to print again (Ive had issues withe the print function in the past). I also just noticed the option to adjust the servings, that’s a nice touch! So handy! You gals are the best!

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