Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy, Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup made in your crockpot with 2 minutes prep. Easy, tasty comfort food perfection!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

So we’re now on day 3 of the school semester and I already want to sleep for 17 hours and burn every textbook in the house. I’ve taken 3 quizzes, read more pages than I care to say from the most incredibly dull political science book known to mankind, and written a painfully boring persuasive paper.

I won’t bore you with details but I’ll just say that it revolved around the ObamaCare controversy – let’s not open that can of worms!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Honestly this here blog is my sanctuary at the moment. When I was adding citations to my poli-sci paper I wished the entire time I could forget about all things APA and MLA for two minutes and instead discuss super-mega-creamy chicken and wild rice soup things with you instead.

Oh what I wouldn’t give to never go through the agony of in-text citations again for as long as I live. Fairly certain I’d give a toe people. A real toe.

It’s okay, I’ve got 9 spares.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Now let’s indulge in some creamy perfection. Do you see that^^^^?? That’s what a creamy soup should look like. I’ve gotten into this habit lately of adding cream cheese to, well, basically everything.

Side bar: the other day I told my husband I put cream cheese in our chicken enchilada soup and he gave me the nastiest look in the world. Turns out when I said “cream cheese” it registered as “cottage cheese” in his mind.

Yeahhh not so much hon.

But cream cheese? Yes PUH-LEASE.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy, easy, slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup.
Course Soup
Keyword Chicken, creamy, rice, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk (I used fat free half & half but any will regular milk - not almond or soy milk, etc - will do)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (light or fat free are okay)
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped


  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 5-6 hours.
  • Uncover the slow cooker, use two forks to shred chicken, then stir until cream cheese is combined with the liquid and soup is thickened. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed, then garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve. Enjoy!


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Ughhhhh….so glad those days are behind me! Sometimes I miss college, but then when I hear “quiz” and “paper,” I take it back. I can see how this space is your therapy!! How can that soup NOT make you feel better?!

    I think I will miss the learning aspect but then I know I will remember my 12 page papers and think, ummmm yeah I think I’ll just read a good book instead. 😉

School. I was so glad when I graduated from college. Done with the constant stress of “I should be studying instead of ____________.”
Of course many years later and here I am homeschooling my boys. I’m a glutton for punishment 🙂
But a warm bowl of soup fixes many things, especially if it is as easy as this one looks.

    It’s so true, I constantly feel like I need to be studying instead of doing pretty much anything and everything I enjoy! I would be so grateful to be done!!

I tried! Delicious!

You are KILLING IT with the soup recipes this year girl!!!

    Ha thank you Ashley!! I’m sort of soup-obsessed so I’m glad not everyone is totally sick of them yet!!! 🙂

Love a good slow cooker soup recipe and this one is right up my alley. Will be making this over the weekend and I remember the days of nothing but college papers and exams.

I’m making this today. Looks great! – Do you add the cream cheese in the beginning or when just before serving?


    You add it in the begging, then a few minutes before serving be sure to stir the soup so the cream cheese is incorporated. 🙂

Love the recipe, but afraid of calories (you know, those little things who live in your closet and saw your clothes every night to make it tighter:). I really would like to know how many calories in a serving and how big the serving is? Thank you!

    Hi Lora! Oh those dreaded calories! I don’t have the nutrition facts but when I do want to get them for a recipe I use – it’s easy to use and I feel like it’s pretty accurate. 🙂

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