RECIPE: Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (with bacon)

By Shannon Gosney
In Uncategorized
October 8, 2008

I made this soup when it was rainy and cold outside and it was REALLY good!

1 1/2 sticks butter
1 large onion, chopped
3 cups chopped celery
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups whole milk (I used 2% and it was fine)
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 package long grain wild rice, cooked (I used Uncle Ben’s)
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
3 strips cooked bacon chopped or torn up

In a large pan, melt one stick of butter and add onions, celery, and mushrooms. Cook the veggies until tender. In a large saucepan, melt the remaining butter and add the flour, salt, and pepper – blending together. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly add the milk and half-and-half. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add the mushroom mixture, cooked rice, and shredded chicken. Simmer for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

**I made it this way originally. The next day I heated the soup up with the cooked bacon and it added a lot of flavor to the soup.**

Here is a funny video about bacon (funny thing is – it’s true!) presented by comedian Jim Gaffigan:

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “RECIPE: Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (with bacon)”

  1. Megan says:

    it’s always refreshing to hear some clean humor! πŸ™‚ Sounds like a recipe I’ll have to try — we love mushrooms.

  2. Candace says:

    That looks really good. I have to make it sometime soon. Thanks for the recipe

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