Two bowls of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe with croissants.

Wild Rice Chicken Soup Recipe

Transform your leftovers into an easy Wild Rice and Leftover Chicken Soup! Savory, delicious and filling this is an easy soup to make with leftovers!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 155kcal


  • 2 cups chicken cooked and diced
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 onion peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper


  • Dice the vegetables and chicken - white meat or dark meat, use your favorite!
  • Heat a large stock pot on medium heat, add the butter and olive oil. When hot and bubbly add all of the vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the wild rice and seasoning, mix to combine and saute for a minute or two.
  • Next, add the chicken stock and water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cover.
  • Cook according to package directions for the rice - usually about 45 minutes
  • Optional - Finish with a squeeze of lemon and minced parsley to brighten the flavors of this easy soup!


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2610IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.9mg