Creamy wild rice and chicken broccoli soup with bacon and cheddar cheese
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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Bacon Broccoli & Cheddar Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Bacon Broccoli & Cheddar Wild Rice Soup is the perfect comfort food. It is cheesy. It is creamy. It has bacon. You get the classic chicken, broccoli, and rice combination, with a fresh twist on flavors, and a really smooth, creamy, tantalizing soup! You will be wishing for cooler weather so you can have an excuse to make this creamy soup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Broccoli, chicken, Creamy, Slow Cooker, Wild Rice
Servings: 10
Calories: 949kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless, fat trimmed off
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice mix
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 32 ounces Chicken Stock
  • 12 ounces Evaporated milk 1 can
  • 1 Tbs Parsley chopped fine
  • 1 Tbs chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cup broccoli chopped

Add later:

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb bacon Of preference

Instructions

  • Add chicken to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Top with wild rice, onion, minced garlic, chicken stock, evaporated milk, parsley, bullion, thyme, and broccoli
  • Stir it up. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours
  • Remove chicken and chop, and return to pot.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, mix together heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic salt, corn starch, and chicken stock, and blend until mixed.
  • Add chicken and bacon into crock pot, followed by the sauce in the blender. Cook on HIGH for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in cheese until it is melted.
  • Taste, season with salt and pepper to preference.
  • Garnish with additional cheese and bacon if desired

Notes

For a thinner soup, feel free to add additional chicken stock or half and half.
Adapted from http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/slow-cooker-cheesy-chicken-broccoli-wild-rice-soup-recipe/

Nutrition

Calories: 949kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 1202mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1825IU | Vitamin C: 26.6mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 2.3mg