Chicken Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

By Rena |

Make this easy Chicken Mushroom soup that’s loaded chicken, mushrooms, and all sorts of feel-good ingredients. Quick to make, hearty, rich, and flavorful soup. The perfect weeknight dinner recipe that will keep you full and satisfied.

easy chicken and mushroom soup recipe

This creamy Chicken Mushroom soup recipe is easy to make, full of goodness, comforting, and super satisfying. Made with shredded chicken, wild rice, mushrooms, carrots, and celery. It’s a lighter take cream of mushroom chicken and rice. Nothing beats a warm and comforting meal when its cold outside. So rich and flavorful, it makes for a perfect weeknight dinner recipe everyone can enjoy.

If you’re looking for other delicious chicken recipes, why not also try my Easy Greek Chicken Salad Recipe or my Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks!

why you’ll love this chicken mushroom soup

  • Loaded with delicious veggies. This hearty soup is packed with nutrient-rich goodies, such as carrots, celery, and – of course – mushrooms!
  • A hearty soup. This soup is packed with mouthwatering seasonings and has a rich creaminess from the butter and milk. The wild rice adds another level that’ll keep you utterly satisfied.
  • Packed with succulent chicken. Mushrooms and chicken work so well together! This soup is loaded with juicy shredded chicken, perfectly seasoned and soaked in the yummy, flavorful soup.
  • Easy! Mostly made with pantry staples, this recipe is easy to prep and cooks up in one pot!

 

ingredients you’ll need

  • Butter: You can also use ghee or olive oil.
  • Milk
  • Wild Mushrooms: Slice the mushrooms if they are too big.
  •  Veggies: Onion, Carrot, Celery.
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Wild Rice Mix
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Seasoning: Italian Seasoning, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

 

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN MUSHROOM SOUP

  • Cook veggies: melt butter or ghee in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add in onions,
    mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning and sauté for about 5-6 minutes. Stir in carrots, chicken, celery, broth, and rice.
  • Boil/cook: Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover the pot. Simmer until the rice and chicken are cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Shred chicken: Take the chicken out and using 2 forks shred it, then return to the pan.
  • Add: Add in milk, Parmesan cheese, and fresh thyme.
  • Season and Garnish: Season with salt and pepper to your taste and give it a good mix. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Then serve and enjoy.

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recipe notes and tips

  • Poaching the whole chicken breasts in the broth not only gives the chicken and broth a richer flavor, but it also protects the chicken from overcooking.
  • In a pinch, you could use rotisserie chicken.
  • Make sure you let your veggies sweat, this draws out their flavors.
  • For the best seasoning, make sure to salt at each stage of cooking. 
  • Portobello mushrooms give this soup an even richer taste.
  • Gently simmer your soup after you have added in the liquids. This way all flavors of the ingredients will meld better and the soup will taste better overall.

faq’s

How to store mushroom soup

Place leftover chicken and mushroom soup in a tightly closed container and place it in the fridge for 3-4 days. Heat up in the microwave or over the stovetop when ready to serve again.

Can you freeze mushroom soup

You can freeze properly stored wild rice mushroom soup for up to 3 months. Remove and reheat using your preferred method. You may remove the frozen mushroom soup from the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before to thaw.

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Is creamy mushroom soup gluten-free

This Chicken Mushroom Soup recipe is naturally gluten-free unless ingredients containing gluten was added to the recipe.

can I make this soup dairy-free

To make the soup dairy-free, you can swap out the butter/ghee for olive oil and milk for full-fat coconut milk.

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What goes well with chicken soup

Often times you may find yourself wanting to pair your soup with something else, like a side dish.  Here are a few ideas of what you can have or add to any soup or to this chicken mushroom wild rice soup:

  • Grilled cheese
  • Garlic bread
  • Cornbread
  • Toast
  • Crackers
  • Biscuits
  • Sandwiches
  • Roasted Veggies

 

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Chicken Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy rich, filling, easy to make, and loaded with chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Butter or Ghee or olive oil
  • lb Wild Mushroom Mix sliced if too big
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves pressed
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Large Carrot sliced
  • 2 Celery Stalks sliced
  • 7 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Wild Rice Mix
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Milk Any works. used 2%
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to your taste
  • Fresh thyme, to garnish

Instructions

  • Melt butter or ghee in a large stockpot over medium-high heat (if using oil add oil).
  • Add in onions, mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning and sauté for about 5-6 minutes. Stir in carrots, chicken, celery, broth, and rice. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover the pot.
  • Simmer until the rice and chicken are cooked through, about 25-30 minutes. Take the chicken out and using 2 forks shred it, then return to the pan. Add in milk, Parmesan cheese, and fresh thyme.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your taste and give it a good mix. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Then serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Poaching the whole chicken breasts in the broth not only gives the chicken and broth a richer flavor, but it also protects the chicken from overcooking.
  • In a pinch, you could use rotisserie chicken.
  • Make sure you let your veggies sweat, this draws out their flavors.
  • For the best seasoning, make sure to salt at each stage of cooking. 
  • Portobello mushrooms give this soup an even richer taste.
  • Gently simmer your soup after you have added in the liquids. This way all flavors of the ingredients will meld better and the soup will taste better overall.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1678IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg
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