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Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a chicken broth-based dinner that will satisfy everyone in the family - even the pickiest of eaters. You’ll get a slow-cooked taste in just 40 minutes. This soup is a healthy choice with plenty of veggies and fresh chicken.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 465 kcal


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots sliced and halved into small pieces
  • 1 cup celery sliced and halved into small pieces
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 10 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup dry long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream 33%
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • In a large 10 Quart pot over medium-high heat sauté butter with onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Sauté until vegetables have slightly softened, about 2 to 3 minutes.
    TIP: Use 2 teaspoons only if you’re using low sodium chicken broth. If you’re using regular chicken broth without reduced salt, then reduce this to 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Pour in chicken broth. Add in bay leaf. Place raw chicken in the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • When boiling stir in rice then reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot and simmer for 15 to 17 minutes until rice is tender.
  • Remove cooked chicken from the pot and use two forks to shred it all. Add chicken back into the pot.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese.
  • In a small bowl, stir together heavy cream and cornstarch until fully combined. Pour into the pot. Simmer over low heat, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, remove bay leaf, and sprinkle soup with parsley before serving.


Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 2109mgPotassium: 527mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3583IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 292mgIron: 2mg