My new Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup has no cream, milk, no dairy at all! My new Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup was a nice change of pace from the usual cream of chicken and wild rice soup. Sometimes, believe it or not, you don’t want a heavy cream based soup. This is definitely a lighter version that has no dairy whatsoever, not even butter to fry up the vegetables. You simply toss it all together in the crock pot and away you go!

You can also make this in the Instant Pot of course, since I try to include instructions for both the slow cooker and the instant pot in my soups and stews now.

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

A nice little trick here is to throw in a russet potato or two that adds thickness to the soup without having to add cream. Russet potatoes will break down slightly and add starch to the soup, which makes them the potato of choice for soups. Red potatoes won’t break down, so if you prefer a clearer broth, then go with red potatoes instead.

This Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup recipe has no dairy at all in it, which is a nice change of pace for when you need a lighter meal! Recipe from @kitchenmagpie

It’s definitely another soup that we will use for leftover chicken AND turkey this winter! Slow cooker chicken & wild rice soup can also be turkey and wild rice soup with absolutely no changes other than adding cooked turkey!

It seems that the only thing I ever use wild rice for is soups. I have a hard time using it in other dishes as let’s face it, wild rice is a finicky bugger to cook sometimes. It can take twice as long to cook or ends up crunchy somehow.

In soup?

Easy as pie.

This Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup recipe has no dairy at all in it, which is a nice change of pace for when you need a lighter meal! Recipe from @kitchenmagpie

I never have a problem with wild rice cooking properly in soup! So that means of course, that I throw wild rice in soups all the time.

Don’t miss out my other delicious new crockpot recipes that I put up recently :

Shipwreck Casserole in the Crockpot

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Panera Copycat)

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

 

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Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - No Cream/Milk
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
 
This Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup recipe has no dairy at all in it, which is a nice change of pace for when you need a lighter meal!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, no dairy chicken wild rice soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 921 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 russet potatoes diced small
Instructions
Slow Cooker Instructions:
  1. Place chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients.  Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
  3. When ready, remove the chicken breasts onto a plate and shred them. Mix back into the soup.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
Instant Pot Directions
  1. To slow cook, use the directions above and the slow cook setting.
  2. For pressure cooking, combine all of the ingredients above in the instant pot.
  3. Press the Soup button and cook for 45 minutes. ( should be the default time that appears when you push the soup button.
  4. When ready, remove the chicken breasts onto a plate and shred them. Mix back into the soup.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - No Cream/Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 921 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 351mg 117%
Sodium 558mg 23%
Potassium 2685mg 77%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 132g 264%
Vitamin A 77.8%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 24.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

9 Comments


  1. I have made this 3 weeks in a row! I follow a non dairy meal plan so was so excited to find your recipe…I follow everything exactly as written with just 1 russet potato – gets plenty thick. This is my favorite lunch by far! Thank you!

  2. Hi! This recipe looks great, can’t wait to make it!
    However, the calories per serving seems off – is that the calorie count for the full recipe instead of a serving?

  3. Hi. How does the pressure button/release work on this recipe? I’m new to I start pots. Thanks!

  4. To make in pressure cooker, do you put in uncooked or cooked chicken ?

  5. Carol Masek Reply

    I just made this today. Can’t wait to get home from work and try it!!!

  6. Thank you for the non dairy recipe! And the hint about the russet potato.

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