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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Hearty chicken and wild rice soup that is made in the slow cooker! This simple soup is always a hit!
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves 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

Instructions

  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.