Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup
6 cups chicken broth
1 pkg. (6 ounces) package long grain and wild rice
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped or sliced carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cups half and half or milk
Salt and pepper to taste
In your slow cooker, combine chicken stock, rice and seasoning packet, onions, carrots, and celery. Stir to combine. Add in uncooked chicken breasts. Cook on low for about 4 hours.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. When melted, whisk in flour. Cook for about a minute stirring constantly. Whisk in half and half or milk. Brig to a boil, whisking often until it thickens.
Remove chicken breasts from the slow cooker and chop or shred into pieces. Pour the white sauce into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Add chicken back in and cook for 15 minutes longer. Taste to see if salt and pepper is needed. Great with crusty bread and enjoy!
This soup is also a great way to use leftover turkey or chicken. Just don’t add it to the slow cooker right away. Wait until after the veggies, stock, and rice has cooked about 3 hours and then add in the cooked and shredded or diced turkey or chicken. Then, continue following the rest of the recipe directions.