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wholesome chicken and wild rice soup recipe

Wholesome Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Try this wholesome chicken and wild rice soup recipe on any dreary fall or winter day. It is sure to nourish and comfort - and it's easy!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and rice soup, chicken and wild rice soup, healthy chicken soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 4 chicken breasts thawed
  • 12-16 cups water
  • 3-4 large carrots peeled & washed
  • 3-4 celery stalks washed
  • 2 tsp Better Than Bouillon chicken flavor
  • 1-2 T minced garlic
  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 1 medium onion
  • garlic powder to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • dried oregano to taste


  1. Fill a large pot with 12-16 cups of water. Stir in chicken paste/base.

  2. Add in onion and garlic. Stir.

  3. Add in black pepper, oregano and bay leaf.

  4. When the soup base reaches a boil, add raw chicken.

  5. As the chicken cooks, chop carrots and celery.

  6. After about 10 minutes, add wild rice.

  7. Continue to simmer for several minutes before adding celery and carrots.

  8. Check chicken for doneness. If chicken is white all the way through, pull apart with a fork and return to the pot.

  9. Continue to simmer until rice is fully cooked, approximately 20 additional minutes.

  10. Add additional pepper, garlic, paste, or salt to taste.

  11. If desired, remove bay leaf and large pieces of onion and garlic.

  12. Serve with some dinner rolls or homemade bread and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This chicken and wild rice soup recipe is easily tailored to your taste, and it's really hard to mess up! When in doubt, start with less chicken paste / salt. You can always add more later.