Chicken Bacon Wild Rice Soup – A family favorite! Stove or Crockpot

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This is one of our favorite soups. I can’t wait until Fall to make this stick to your ribs soup. I serve with a cut up loaf of fresh bakery bread cubed, so you can mop up the goodness from the bottom of the bowl.

We have the last home soccer game tomorrow night. I know sitting in the 45 degree weather will be worth it to know that we have this nice pot of soup simmering in the crockpot.

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See that lovely bacon in there. Makes my mouth water. This is super good for potlucks and dinner parties too.


Chicken Bacon Wild Rice Soup – A family favorite! Stove or Crockpot
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Creamy chicken bacon wild rice soup. Perfect for fall and winter evenings.
Cuisine: Soup
Serves: 10

  • 2 or 3 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken
  • 8 slices bacon cooked crispy and then crumbled
  • 3 cans chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half and half

  1. In a large saucepan, or soup kettle, place the 2 cups of water and the wild rice in the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 25 minutes or until the rice is tender. There may be some liquid left, do not drain it.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter, add flour, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Stir until combined. Then using a whisk, add to the wild rice. Mix in the half and half. Add cooked chicken and simmer on very low for a minimum of one hour, two or three is best as the flavors gel.
  3. At the point of completing the soup, I sometimes transfer to a crockpot, that way it can warm up and you don’t have to be home.
  4. I sometimes also add mushrooms…yum!


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