Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I tried this recipe the other day and it was so delicious! The entire family had seconds. This soup is perfect for a cold day....or any day!

4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
1 (4.5 ounce) package quick cooking long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream

In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water and chicken. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice, reserving seasoning packet. Cover and remove from heat.

In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper and flour. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in contents of seasoning packet until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture by tablespoons, to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes.

Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Allrecipes.


-Melissa- said...

This sounds sooo yummy! Perfect for a rainy day. I just might have to make it today. :)

hoLLy said...

you should! it will warm you up:) also, i used canned chicken when i made it(because i was lazy that day) and it tasted awesome!