Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice Soup

This is a definite go to soup, especially if you have leftovers. It’s actually even better the next day. I’ve made this for friends when they are sick and, magically, they have recovered!


1 6 oz. box long-grain and wild rice mix (such as Uncle Ben’s)
1 T. olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrot
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 8 oz. package mushrooms, halved
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 t. dried tarragon
1/4 t. dried thyme
2 cups water
2 tablespoons sherry
32 oz. chicken broth
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
3 cups shredded roasted skinless chicken


1. Prepare wild rice mix according to package directions; set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 4 ingredients (onion through mushrooms); saute for 6 minutes or until onion is tender. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.

3. Stir flour, tarragon, and thyme into onion mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add 2 cups water, sherry, chicken broth, and evaporated milk; bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until slightly thick.

4. Stir in cooked rice and chicken, cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Source: Cooking Light

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