SLOW COOKER CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP

With a medley of shredded chicken, wild rice, thick-cut veggies, and a creamy broth, this easy soup nails cozy and comforting.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. Stir in chicken stock, wild rice, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Add mushrooms during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred, using two forks.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Whisk in milk and half and half, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir chicken and milk mixture into the slow cooker. If the soup is too thick, add more half and half as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Source ; allrecipes.com

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