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Healthy Wild Rice & Chicken Soup

Healthy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup is a delicious hearty soup with a peppery broth, wild rice, fresh vegetables, and tender chicken and potatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 1 whole chicken 4-5lbs, giblets removed
  • 2 pounds small portabella mushrooms quartered
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs diced
  • 3 carrots or 12 mini carrots diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper diced
  • 3 medium russet potatoes peeled and diced into ½ -inch pieces
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped, I use my garlic press
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups wild rice uncooked


  • In a large soup pot place whole chicken, mushrooms, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, diced tomatoes with their juices and then add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then add parsley, garlic, 1 tablespoon of salt and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially with a lid. Let it simmer for 2 hours, or until chicken is falling off the bone. Remove chicken and let it cool, for 30 minutes or until cool to the touch. Reduce heat to low and let the soup continue to simmer.
  • Remove all the meat from the chicken and shred the chicken into large pieces. Discard the skin and bones.
  • In a medium sauce pan cook rice as directed on box. Once cooked set aside in a bowl.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the soup a few times, letting some of the potatoes get a little smashed. I don’t try too hard on this, I just mash 2-3 times and call it good. Add the shredded chicken and rice* to the pot.
  • You can serve the soup with the rice on the side, letting each person add the amount of rice they want. If you are freezing this meal, freeze it without the rice, then add the rice when you are going to serve it.*
  • Serve while warm and enjoy!


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 1524mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5360IU | Vitamin C: 57.4mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3.8mg