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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe - The best soup ever! It's creamy, flavorful, and filling. Made with easy pantry ingredients. Can be made in the crockpot or a soup pot, so easy either way!
Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
 

Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – The best soup ever! It’s creamy, flavorful, and filling. Made with easy pantry ingredients

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and rice, chicken soup, copycat, panera
Servings: 6
Calories: 186 kcal
Ingredients
  • ½ cup finely diced carrots
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or finely diced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4.3 oz box of Rice a Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice + seasoning packet
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • scallions, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the carrots, celery, onion, and olive oil in a 6-quart Dutch oven to the soup pot. Allow the carrots, celery, and onion simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

  2. Add the garlic cloves, chicken stock, water, and 1 cup of milk to the mixture and mix.

  3. Add the pepper, dried oregano, bay leaf, and chicken. Mix until combined. Allow the soup to simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.

  4. Whisk together the other 1 cup of milk with the ½ cup flour until smooth. Place into the soup mixture and whisk until combined.

  5. Place the long grain and wild rice and the seasoning packet into the soup and mix until combined. Allow the soup to simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve and garnish with fresh scallions.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands.

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.9g4%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 407.5mg18%
Carbohydrates 29.1g10%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 5.3g6%
Protein 10.9g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.