Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup (Healthy)

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Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:3+ hours

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup! Throw it in the crockpot and let it simmer until dinner time. A gluten free, dairy free, low fat option.


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 heaping cup chopped celery
  • 1 heaping cup chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 cup dried wild rice
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or potato starch for gluten free version)
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat a skillet to medium heat, and add the olive oil. Once hot, sauté the chopped onions, celery, carrots, and garlic to soften, 3-5 minutes. Then scoop them into the crock of a large slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken breasts, mushrooms, thyme, wild rice, chicken broth, 1 tablespoon sea salt and 1 teaspoon ground pepper. Cover and set to high for 3-4 hours.
  3. 30-60 minutes before serving: Remove the cooked chicken breasts. Shred them with a fork and add the shredded meat back to the crock. Make a slurry by mixing the flour (or potato starch) with the white wine. Mix until smooth. Then stir into the soup. Stir in the parsley. Then cover and allow the soup to simmer until the base is thick. Serve warm!

All-Day Cooking Instructions: If you plan on leaving your soup to simmer all day, follow the first two steps, omitting the wild rice. Set the slow cooker on low and let it simmer for 7-10 hours. Then once you return home, remove the chicken breasts. Add the wild rice and the flour-wine slurry immediately. Cover and turn the slow cooker on high. Shred the chicken breasts and add the meat and parsley to the slow cooker. Allow the slow cooker to simmer until the rice has cooked through and the soup is thick, 60-90 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8-10 servings, Serving Size: 10

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 282 Calories
  • Total Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 683mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sugar: 3.3g
  • Protein: 25.2g
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18 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup (Healthy)

  1. Jenny Flakeposted January 6, 2016 at 7:42 am Reply

    Looks perfectly healthy and delicious!!!

  2. Kim Henrichsposted January 6, 2016 at 7:44 am Reply

    Ahh, this looks so warm and delicious!!

  3. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted January 6, 2016 at 9:40 am Reply

    Going to need a big bowl of this!! 

  4. Kristin Sposted January 6, 2016 at 11:39 am Reply

    Sommer, this looks delicious!  BUT I can’t handle mushrooms.  What would you suggest as a substitute?

    • Sommerposted January 7, 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

      Hi Kristin! Really, you can add any vegetable you prefer, or just throw in extra carrots and celery. :)

  5. Mariaposted January 6, 2016 at 11:53 am Reply

    I love when the slow cooker can do all the work for me!

  6. marlaposted January 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm Reply

    Love that you made this in the slow cooker!

  7. Anneposted January 6, 2016 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Do you think I could substitute brown or aborio rice? (Or another grain?) My mom would love this recipe but can’t handle wild rice (makes her sick for some reason)

    • Sommerposted January 7, 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

      Hi Anne! Yes, I think either of those would work fine. :)

  8. Heather Christoposted January 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm Reply

    Oh YUM! looks delicious Sommer!

  9. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted January 7, 2016 at 10:18 am Reply

    There are few things more comforting than a bowl of chicken soup. It’s one of the few things I crave from my meat-eating days. I can smell its  wonderful aroma  through the screen! 

  10. Gaby Dalkinposted January 8, 2016 at 12:22 am Reply

    Hearty AND healthy?! The perfect soup recipe!!

  11. Jo-Lynne Shaneposted January 24, 2016 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I’m making this right now. Can’t WAIT for dinnertime!

    Rating: 5
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  13. Christineposted June 8, 2016 at 4:49 am Reply

    Hi!This recipe absolutely makes my mouth water,but I don’t have a slow cooker.Can this be done without the cooker?And if so,could you tell me how?I’m not very good with soups,hahaha.

    • Sommerposted June 10, 2016 at 11:26 am Reply

      Hi Christine! Just cook it on the stove top, over low heat, with a heavy lid. You can saute the veggies in the same pot. The cook time on step 2 will be more like an hour.

      • Christineposted June 14, 2016 at 3:48 am

        Thank you so much!I will probably try this out today or tomorrow.Can’t wait for it!Thank you so much again!

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