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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup-a healthy and hearty soup that is made in the slow cooker! 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe on This hearty and healthy soup is so easy to make!

A few weeks ago we asked in one of our This and That posts if you wanted more slow cooker recipes. Well, the answer was a big fat YES! So we busted out our slow cooker and created a few recipes for you. Last week we shared a recipe for Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup and today we are sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Oh, and we are also having a giveaway for a slow cooker. Make sure you enter! We are going slow cooker crazy:)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe on This hearty and healthy soup is made in the crockpot!

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a slow cooker fan. I don’t know why. I love the idea of throwing everything in the slow cooker and walking away. I guess I was just too lazy to get it out. Now that’s it out, we can’t stop. We are loving our slow cooker!

Josh actually created this recipe. He doesn’t think I give him enough credit on the blog, so just so you all know, this is Josh’s recipe:) He loves Chicken and Wild Rice Soup and decided to try it in the slow cooker since we both had crazy busy days. Neither of us wanted to fuss with dinner.

Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup on

He threw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the work! We worked all day while the slow cooker made our dinner!

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The soup has onion, garlic, carrots, celery, chicken, wild rice, broth, thyme, and parsley. We used carrots from our own garden too! Aren’t they cute? This soup is perfect for a cold day and is a great soup for when you are feeling under the weather.

We shared our Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with our friends who just had a baby. They needed a good home cooked meal. Just don’t tell them that we didn’t do the cooking, our slow cooker did:) The slow cooker worked as our personal chef for the day!

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is healthy, comforting, and delicious! And the best part? It’s SO easy to make! Pull out your slow cooker and make this soup for dinner tonight!

And do you see those biscuits in the background? We will be sharing a killer biscuit recipe on Wednesday so make sure you come back! They are SO good with this soup!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup on Perfect soup for a chilly day or if you are feeling under the weather!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 1/2 hours-6 1/2 hours

Hearty chicken and wild rice soup that is made in the slow cooker! This simple soup is always a hit!


1 medium onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloved garlic, finely chopped
1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and black pepper, to taste
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
10 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. In a 6 quart slow cooker, combine onion, carrots, celery, garlic, wild rice, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper. Top with chicken breast halves. Add the chicken broth.

2. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 6 1/2 hours or on high-heat setting about 3 1/2 hours. Carefully remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return to the slow cooker and stir. Remove the bay leaves. Add the parsley and season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.

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145 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup”

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  1. Yum! I love it! Chicken and rice is one of my favorites! Your carrots look adorable! :)

  2. De — November 11, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    This looks soooo good! Will definitely have to try it. Sounds perfect for this colder weather that has arrived! :)

  3. Sally — November 11, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    YES! I have been dying for a slow cooker chicken soup.

    Two questions – could I make this with chicken thighs? I feel like every recipe that I make with chicken breasts in the slow cooker ends up with VERY dry chicken.

    Also, I can’t stand wild rice – could I add in white rice at the end?


  4. — November 11, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    This looks sooo good! This is a keeper for sure… can’t ever have too many soup recipes. And I’m with Jennifer, those carrots are the cutest – did you grow them?

  5. HeatherChristo — November 11, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    This looks great! I don’t know why I never use my slow cooker either? I think I’m gonna go break my out of the basement!

  6. Marian (Sweetopia) — November 11, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Looks so good! I’m pulling my slow cooker out to make this!

  7. Carrian — November 11, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Yum! This soup looks delicious and perfect for fall! What a great post!

  8. Sandra ltb — November 11, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Looking for something like this – my husband is allergic to potatoes and so many of the recipes use them … so this is PERFECT!
    Thank you … now all I need is another crock pot …
    Sandra ltb

  9. tanya — November 11, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Wonderful soup recipes, absolutely warm, comforting and inviting!

  10. Aimee @ Simple Bites — November 11, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    SO glad you are on the slow cooker train! It’s a lifesaver.

  11. Liz — November 11, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Nice soup. Thank you.

  12. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 11, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    This is one of those recipes I could eat every single day!

  13. Julie @ Table for Two — November 11, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    Always looking for new slow cooker recipes! This looks like a real winner :) so flavorful!

  14. Rachel Cooks — November 11, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Loving those adorable carrots from your garden! And this recipe — love slow cooker soups and this one looks phenomenal.

  15. Liz @ Virtually Homemade — November 11, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Looks so easy yet so delicious. I live for my crock pot!

  16. Linda — November 11, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Soup sounds good. I am already waiting for summer to return.

  17. Tina Muir — November 11, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Mmmmm yum! I love that you grow your vegetables in your own garden!!! I hope to someday do that! Your carrots are adorable, perfect little carrots! Do you notice a difference in taste?

    Slow cooker recipes are so easy, especially when you can come home to a ready made dinner after just throwing it all in there. Love to try it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. marla — November 11, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Such a healthful soup!

  19. I really need to make more soups in the slow cooker! This looks amazing!

  20. naomi — November 11, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    Yeah, to more slow cooker recipes! This looks perfectly cozy and fall – a must make!

  21. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 11, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    What a great soup recipe!! Anything made in a slow cooker is a win-win.

  22. Erica — November 11, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    The slow cooker is a life saver on days when I’m super busy with work. Totally making this. Comfort in a bowl please <3 <3

  23. Kirsten — November 11, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    This recipe sounds perfectly easy and looks wonderful. Credit to you!

    And your carrots–so cute! Congrats on growing some lovely produce and sharing how to make beautiful food with it!

  24. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — November 11, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    So beautiful, and warming! It’s so cold here right now, this would be perfect for dinner this week!

  25. DeLallo Foods — November 11, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Such a comforting recipe! Perfect for the cold weather!

  26. Oh my, those carrots look simply amazing! Chicken and rice in the crock pot is sure to make cold weather more enjoyable. Yum!

  27. Tieghan — November 11, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    This is so pretty and gosh, I love the slow cooker!! Such a perfect healthy November meal! Yum!

  28. Kristy — November 11, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

    This sounds perfect Maria!! Love that it’s a slow cooker soup:)

  29. Jan J. — November 12, 2013 @ 1:40 am

    I am wondering what size crock pot you used? I don’t want to put everything in my 4 quart pot and have it not fit! It sounds really good!

  30. Cookin Canuck — November 12, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    This looks wonderful! I really need to pull out my slow cooker more often. It’s so great for an easy weeknight meal.

  31. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — November 12, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    What a tasty chicken soup!

  32. Samantha — November 12, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    This soup looks and sounds incredible. I was wondering whether or not chicken thighs would work just as well?

  33. Rachael (Fuji Mama) — November 12, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I’m so glad you finally saw the light! Slow cookers rock. :-) This looks fabulous…especially considering the cold front that is supposed to be moving in later this week…brrrrrr! I’m going to be craving something comforting like this!

  34. Nancy — November 12, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    Can you use Uncle Ben’s wild rice? Looks delicious – can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

  35. Shaina — November 12, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    This looks fantastic. Chicken wild rice is one of my favorite soups, and I love the use of the slow cooker to make it perfect for really busy days.

  36. Lauren — November 12, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Your carrots are so cute :) Wild rice is one of my faves too.

  37. Sue - my cooking pots — November 12, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    Loved the idea of this soup. I don’t use my slow cooker very much and when I do I am very unadventurous. I will be getting it out now that winter is almost here and trying out some of the fantastic recipes!

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  40. Monica @ TheYummyLife — November 13, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    I made this yesterday, and it was DEEE-licious! Mine was ready after 4-1/2 hours on low, so I switched my slow cooker setting to warm for a couple of hours to hold it until dinner. I only had 8 cups of broth on hand, and it turned out to be fine with that amount. Love the simple ingredients and seasonings–great flavor. Stirring in the fresh parsley at the end really brightened the flavor; that was a good finishing touch. Thumbs up from my husband, too. Thanks. :-)

    • Two Peas replied: — November 13th, 2013 @ 9:19 am

      Glad you liked the soup!

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