Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
A delicious, cozy bowl of comfort!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 4 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • 1 - cup(s) wild rice blend**
  • 2 - cup(s) sour cream**
  • 1/4 - cup(s) all purpose flour**
  • 1 - tsp lemon juice**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the onion and peel and chop the carrots.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute the chicken breasts in oil, then add the onions and carrots and saute for 3 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, whisk in the garlic powder and thyme and bring to bubbling. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, carefully pull it apart with 2 forks to shred it into the sauce.
  3. Stir in the wild rice blend and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until rice is softened.
  4. Reduce heat to low and whisk in the flour and sour cream, then add the lemon juice. Let bubble for a few minutes, then ladle into bowls to serve.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 onions and peel and chop 8 carrots.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 minutes, then add the wild rice and cook as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free flour blend.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 minutes, then shred chicken, add rice and other ingredients and cook as directed.
Serve with salad.

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