This Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a game-changer! Add the ingredients in your crock pot and come home to a hearty dinner!
Do you like taking shortcuts when cooking meals? I do too. It’s one easy way for me to still eat healthy meals!
Soups are one of the easiest dinner options to begin with, but using pre-cooked ingredients can help save time and extra steps!
This Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup uses simple ingredients: already-cooked chicken and a packet of pre-cooked rice to make this meal super easy. It’s the perfect comfort food for a cold night!
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How to take shortcuts with this recipe
I have ADHD, so anything I can do to reduce decision-making makes a big difference.
This means paying a little extra for convenience at times, and that’s totally okay! Here are some shortcuts you can take to keep from spending a long time in the kitchen:
- Buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred the meat. You get a nice mixture of chicken breast and chicken thighs, both of which bring amazing flavor.
- Use leftover chicken from a previous recipe. I’ll sometimes cook a big batch of chicken and freeze some for later!
- Use pre-cooked rice packets. I like the microwave bags because I get an easy side dish in 90 seconds! White rice or brown rice is fine- brown rice tends to have more fiber, though.
- Buy pre-chopped vegetables. This part takes the longest so I’m all for buying celery and onion that’s already diced. Alternatively, you can use a vegetable chopper to cut even pieces and save time!
How to save money on this soup
I understand that sometimes we have to choose to save money rather than time when it comes to cooking meals. Here are some ways that can help:
- Use whole chicken breasts or raw chicken pieces. You can put raw chicken in soup!
- Use uncooked rice. Do this at your own discretion, because you’ll need to change the liquid and cooking time.
- Buy whole vegetables and chop them yourself
- Yellow onion
- Fresh mushrooms
- Chicken broth or chicken stock
- Shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
- Package of microwave long grain/wild rice mix
- Salt and black pepper
How to make
In a slow cooker, add onion, celery, mushrooms, garlic, cooked and shredded chicken, and chicken broth. Mix well.
Cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
In the last 30 minutes, stir in the rice packet to heat it through.
Divide into 4 bowls and serve with your favorite sides.
How to store
Once the soup has cooled to room temperature, store in an airtight container in the fridge. It’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days.
What to serve with this
This is a broth-based soup, and I love serving any kind of crusty bread or salad with this! Here are some examples:
- Italian bread
- French loaf
- Dinner rolls
- Garlic bread
- Side salad
If you feel like your bowl of soup needs some extra toppings, here are examples that might go well with it:
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
Other similar recipes
Looking for more dinner ideas? Here are some other recipes the whole family will enjoy!
- Chicken Broccoli Potato Casserole
- 5-Ingredient Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe
- 5-Ingredient Baked Chicken Parmesan
Print the recipe now for this Chicken Rice Mushroom Soup:
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- 6-ounce package long grain and wild rice mix
- In a slow cooker, add onion, celery, mushrooms, garlic, cooked and shredded chicken, and chicken broth. Mix well.
- Cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
- In the last 30 minutes, stir in the rice packet to heat it through.
- Divide into 4 bowls and serve with your favorite sides.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 995mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 22g
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.