Best Chicken Wild Rice Soup

My family LOVES chicken wild rice soup. When we visit northern Minnesota, it is a must-order item. This recipe is as good as any we have ordered from a restaurant. Easy to make and tastes delicious!
Serving Size 4 people


  • 1/2 cup Sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup Chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 Cup Wild Rice
  • 16 ounces Baked chicken cut into pieces. Can add more chicken if preferred
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Soften Butter
  • 2 Cups Half-and-Half


  • Cook carrots, onion and celery in hot butter for about 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and wild rice. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add chicken, simmer for another 25 minutes.
  • In a frying pan, melt (2 Tbsp) and add flour and cook for a few minutes. Add half-and-half and mix well.
  • Add mixture to wild rice and chicken broth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


This is based on the Better Homes and Garden recipe. I have adapted it to meet my expectations. I add more chicken because I love plenty of chicken in my soup.

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