Fire up the slow cooker and make a big hearty bowl of slow cooker cream of chicken and wild rice soup. This soup has a nice balance of vegetables, rice, and chicken and don’t forget the cream! Lots of heavy cream! Even better this soup is gluten free, and it makes a lot!
This soup is very similar to the cream of chicken and wild rice served at First Watch. I love all the food they serve. They have the best cream of chicken and wild rice soup, and my son always goes crazy for it when they have it on the menu. So I knew he would love eating this soup at home. And boy was I right. He devoured it. Made for a few easy lunches. I just drain the broth for him so it’s a little less messy since we are still learning how to use utensils!
I love making soup in my slow cooker. The slow cooker cream of chicken and wild rice soup is so easy to put together. You can prep the veggies the night before or right before your ready to let it start cooking. You will cook this soup like a traditional chicken and wild rice soup. Then once the soup is done cooking. Remove the chicken breast, shred them or cut them into small bite-size pieces. Then place them back into the slow cooker. Next up, you’ll mix the cream with a little cornstarch to make a slurry and then mix it into the slow cooker.
Top the soup with a little fresh parsley and your soup is ready! I even froze a few bowls to reheat at a later date! Serve this slow cooker cream of chicken and wild rice soup with a thick slice of whole grain bread and a salad to make it a complete meal.