A Cozy Fall Twist on Leftovers Ready In Only 20 Minutes – Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Leftover Chicken

A warm and cozy bowl of homemade Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice soup is easier than you think and is ready in less time than you imagined!

This recipe starts with homemade cream of chicken soup.  Making homemade cream of chicken soup takes about 5 minutes to make, making the longest part of this recipe waiting for your wild rice to cook.  If you have it in the fridge, use up any leftover cooked rice as a substitute for the wild rice, and dinner will be ready even quicker!

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Do you love soup?  I sure do!  There is something so inviting about a warm, bowl of chicken soup, especially when it’s made with homemade chicken broth.  D.J. isn’t really a big soup fan, and he told me that this was delicious, and he went back for multiple bowls, and brought the leftovers with him to work for lunch.  I love being able to use up ingredients in my fridge and freezer, and create new recipes, which is how this recipe was made.  I was actually making some herb roasted chicken and homemade cream of chicken soup for Chicken Pot Pie Pasta, and had a little bit of each leftover, so I looked around the kitchen, saw I had some more chicken stock, and some more frozen peas and carrots, I tossed it all together and added some wild rice.  I prefer rice in my chicken soup to noodles as it doesn’t get mushy, so reheating and leftovers last longer, and taste better.

I added my leftover chicken from a roasted chicken that I made to the cream of chicken soup portion of this recipe.

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Like I mentioned earlier, making this recipe starts with homemade cream of chicken soup and preferably homemade chicken broth.  Click the link below for printable step-by-step directions to making both recipes.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups homemade cream of chicken soup – with chicken (about 1 1/2 cups of chicken)
2 cups homemade chicken broth
1, 10 oz bag frozen peas and carrots
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
1 tbsp butter

Directions:

Cook wild rice according to package directions.

Make your own quick 5-minute cream of chicken soup.

In a large pot over medium heat, add butter.  Once melted, add onion and cook until translucent – about 5 minutes.

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Add remaining ingredients to onion and stir to combine.  Simmer over low hear for 10-15 minutes or until warmed throughout.  Serve right away.

creamy chicken and wild rice soup recipe homemade cream of chicken homemade chicken strock recipe moms bistro

creamy chicken and wild rice soup recipe homemade cream of chicken homemade chicken strock recipe moms bistro

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