Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Posted Dec 28th, 2015
After the busyness of the holidays many families are looking for quick and healthy options for meal times. This hearty soup can be made ahead of time and is so flavorful it’s all you’ll need for a balanced meal.
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
2 Tablespoons Clearly Organic Olive Oil
1 cup carrots, chopped or sliced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
4 cups Clearly Organic Chicken Broth
1 cup water
1 (4.5oz) package of quick cooking wild rice
1 teaspoon Clearly Organic Parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup Clearly Organic All-Purpose Flour
6 Tablespoons Clearly Organic Butter
2 cups Clearly Organic Milk (2% or Whole)
In a sauté pan season and cook chicken. If using a rotisserie chicken, shred 2 cups of the chicken breast. In a large pot over medium heat add olive oil, carrots, celery and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes. Then add broth, water, rice and parsley. Stir, cover pot and turn stove top off.
In a small bowl combine salt, pepper and flour. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Reduce heat to low then stir in flour, a tablespoon at a time, to form a roux. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until mixture is thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir milk mixture into broth and vegetables. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until soup base is creamy, about 10-15 minutes. Add extra pepper and salt if desired.