Easy Crockpot Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

chicken and wild rice soup is the perfect throw and go crockpot recipe for on-the-go family. A warm and hearty meal that’s kid-approved! 

Today I’m sharing one our family’s go-to meals during the fall and winter months: Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. This soup is amazing because it’s truly a “throw and go” meal – just prep in the morning and come home to the wonderful aroma of this hearty, meal.

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This meal is totally budget-friendly – using just a few simple ingredients to create a nutritious meal that will feed a crowd. Start with pre-packaged boxes of wild rice and seasonings, add chopped veggies like carrots, celery and onions, and throw in your leftover chicken.

This crockpot chicken and wild rice soup is perfect for the busy back to school season, as schedules get busier and temperatures get cooler. Plus – it makes lots of leftovers for kid-approved lunches! 

Tips for Packing Soups for School Lunch

I like to prepare soups on Sundays and Mondays, saving plenty of leftovers for kids’ lunches in the coming week. Think soup is tricky to pack? Never fear. Here are my tips for preparing leftover soups for school lunches:

  1. Use a metal, insulated thermos. I’ve tried all kinds of containers, and have had the best luck with this one.
  2. Heat the soup a little beyond comfortable immediate consumption. In other words – overheat it!
  3. Meanwhile, pour hot or boiling water into the thermos. When the soup is done heating, dump the water, add the soup, and seal the lid tightly.
    1. Bonus tip: While I don’t like heating food in plastic containers, I often transfer the heated soup into a leftover sour cream or yogurt container to make it easier to funnel the soup into the thermos, mess-free.
  4. Add a fun lunchbox note so they have a “soup-er” day. 🙂

Are you a fan of my crockpot chicken and wild rice soup? Would you like more recipes like this? Let me know in the comments below.

Easy Crockpot Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Easy Crockpot Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

This easy throw and go chicken and wild rice soup recipe is hearty and kid-friendly!


  • 2 Boxes Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe, Rice AND Seasoning Packets (faster cook versions will turn your soup to mush!)
  • 2 C. Chopped or Shredded Chicken
  • 2 C. Chopped Carrots
  • 2 C. Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 C. Chopped Onions, optional
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken
  • 4 C. Chicken Broth
  • 2-4 C. Water


  1. Pour all of the ingredients into your crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high 5-6 hours.
  3. Serve with a light garden salad or warm biscuits and jam
  4. Give yourself a high-five for finding a super easy and delicious recipe to add to your meal rotation!


Perfect for using leftover chicken, diced or shredded, and stored in the freezer until ready to use.

Add more or less liquid to get your desired consistency.

Looking for more hearty soup recipes? Try this flavorful slow cooker white chicken chili that’s a cinch to make!

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Easy (Kid-Approved!) Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup | Five Marigolds

3 thoughts on “Easy Crockpot Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

  1. Nici says:

    This soup looks so delicious! I can hardly wait for soup season! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! You’re one of the features at this week’s party!

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