Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
This healthy chicken wild rice soup is a broth-based comfort food that warms up your body and soul when you’re chilled to the bone. This clean eating soup is loaded with vegetables, chicken, and wild rice for a wholesome homemade soup.
Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
I’m not huge on creamy soups, so I wanted to share a healthy chicken and wild soup recipe without:
Bring on the comfort food anyway!
Why You’ll Love Healthy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Healthy – Healthy chicken wild rice soup is nourishing, wholesome, and fits into a variety of healthy eating lifestyles!
- Clean eating soup – Dairy free, comforting, and no heavy cream means this is a soup you can feel good about.
- Flavorful – An abundance of herbs and spices make this healthy wild rice soup bursting with flavor in every bite.
Healthy Wild Rice Soup Ingredients
- Olive Oil
- Minced Garlic
- Fresh Sage
- Dried Parsley
- Chicken Broth
- Wild Rice
- Chicken Breasts
- Sea Salt
How to Make Chicken Wild Rice Soup Healthy
Many wild rice soups are high in saturated fat, carbs, and calories. To make chicken wild rice soup healthy, omit the heavy cream and make it broth based for soup that’s nourishing but still comforting.
Plus, making this healthy wild rice is so easy!
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion, carrots, and celery. Saute for 2-3 minutes, until tender.
Cooking your vegetables before adding the broth is key to making your healthy chicken and wild rice soup broth super flavorful.
Add the garlic, sage, parsley, paprika, and pepper and stir until fragrant. It should take another minute or so.
To mince the sage, roll the herbs together and slice through with your knife. Do this a few times.
What’s your favorite herb/spice? Tell me in the comments.
TBK’s Pro Tip: Can’t find fresh sage? Use poultry spice instead. It’s not the same, but it will be similar as it contains ground sage.
Simmer Your Clean Eating Soup
Pour in the chicken broth, wild rice, and chopped chicken. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer on low for 40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.
Serve and Enjoy
Serve warm, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
This soup is perfect for picky eaters! I don’t want to say it’s bland (totally wrong choice of words), but it’s great for young kids who don’t like “too much” going on — you know?
My sick husband said it hit the spot, and because I love hot sauce in soup, I added a dash of that to my bowl with a little extra salt and pepper.
This healthy wild rice soup also makes a great meal prep recipe, so you can also store it in the fridge to eat throughout the week!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this soup Paleo or Whole30 compliant?
This chicken and wild rice soup recipe is not paleo or Whole30 compliant because of the wild rice. That said, this chicken wild rice soup is healthy overall and will make you feel good both inside and out. The aroma that wafts throughout the house as the soup simmers is heaven — oh, how I love sage!
How long can you store chicken and wild rice soup in the fridge?
This healthy chicken and wild rice soup will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days, making it the perfect meal to make on Monday night and take to work for the rest of the week!
Why don’t you cook the rice before adding it to the soup?
If you cook the rice before adding it to the soup, you run the risk of it getting too mushy. Plus, it cooks perfectly (and conveniently) in the broth, so there’s no reason to dirty another pan just to prepare it separately.
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Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
- In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion, carrots, and celery. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the garlic, sage, parsley, paprika, and pepper and stir until fragrant (another minute or so).
- Pour in the chicken broth, wild rice, and chopped chicken. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer on low for 40 minutes.
- Season with salt (and pepper) to taste.