Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in Slow Cooker

A delicious lemony chicken, spinach and artichoke soup with wild rice... all prepared in slow cooker... can be served creamy or clear gluten free.

Looking for a comforting bowl of soup to combat harsh winters or a clean soup to honor New Year resolution? This one pot soup can be both, with almost no effort!!

Easy creamy chicken and wild rice soup with artichokes, spinach and flavorful spices... prepared in your trusty slow cooker. 

Healthy dose of spinach, some boneless chicken, and some potent spices is my go-to recipe for wild rice soups. For this version, I also added some frozen artichokes, carrots, and lemon which gives me a two-in-one soup.

Two-in-one in various ways really.

First, delicious combo of lemony spinach and artichoke soup, and chicken and wild rice soup in one trusty crockpot.

Second, option to choose between a creamy chicken and wild rice soup or a clean clear soup. Trust me, it tastes amazing either ways!

Last, but no way the least... option to make is vegetarian! That works out best when we are on meatless diet!

That much and still an easy chicken and rice soup which is also a complete nourishing meal!

Sounds great! Isn't it?

Let's get cooking!!

There are two ways we enjoy this soup. 

Vishal's favorite: is slightly thick clear soup with chunks of chicken, lem...

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 4 Servings Serves: 4

Ingredients

    Wild Rice Soup (Clear)

  • 1 lbs Chicken (boneless chicken breast)
  • 1 Cup Wild Rice (uncooked)
  • 125 Grams Spinach (about 4 ounce spinach)
  • 1 package Artichokes (4 ounce by weight)
  • 1 Lemon (juice of a lemon)
  • 1 quart Chicken Stock (mixed with 1.5 cups of water)
  • 1 Cup Mirepoix
  • 4-5 Thyme (sprigs)
  • 1 Mace (Javitri) (blade)
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Creamy Soup

  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk

Directions

  • 1. Combine all ingredients - chicken, rice, spinach, artichoke, seasonings, chicken stock and water in a crook pot. Cook until chicken is cooked through and rice are tender (high for 2-3 hours or on low for 7-8 hours).
  • 2. Once cooked, remove chicken from pot, let cool slightly and shred with forks or dice into small pieces. Discard thyme sprigs.
  • 3. Gluten Free Clear Soup: Return chicken back to pot, taste and adjust salt, black pepper and lemon juice, ladle into serving bowls and serve!
  • 4. Creamy Soup: Heat 2 tbsp butter in a saute pan, add 2 tbsp flour. Cook flour until it's raw taste is gone. Add 1 cup warm milk while whisking continuously to avoid lumps. When milk has thickened, add it to slow cooker pot with chicken, mix well. Taste and adjust salt, black pepper. Ladle into serving bowls and serve with side of crusty bread.
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