Oh YUM and one of my new FAVORITE Crock pot recipes. The wild rice cooks up plump and flavorful, soft and creamy with the all day cook session. Everything made easy with the almost last minute addition of the Rotisserie Chicken meat.
This is a delicious savory soup, onions and wild rice with Italian seasonings... And lots of fresh Rosemary! It's made thick and creamy by adding a roux first thing in the morning and allowing the roux to thicken up the soup as it simmers.
A grown up savory soup, perfect for winter weather!
Rosemary Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- 4 TBS Butter
- 4 TBS Flour
- 1 Medium Onion, Sliced and cut into 2 inch slivers
- 1/4 pound Button Mushrooms, sliced
- 2 TBS Dried Italian Herb/Seasoning Mix
- 4 Cups Chicken Stock
- 1 Cup Wild Rice
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- Several Turns (at least 1 TBS) Fresh Ground Black pepper
- Meat from 2 Breast Quarters From a Rotisserie Chicken, diced
- 2 TBS Fresh Herbs (I used Rosemary and Chives) to garnish
- Crock Pot recipe, so first, fire up the crock pot, set on low (for an 8-10 hour cook) or High (for a 4-5 hour session).
- Add the Chicken Stock to the crock pot.
- While that is heating, in a large Saute pan, start the roux... Over medium high heat, melt the butter. Once it is melted, add the flour and stir continuously for 2 minutes.
- Add the onions to the roux and stir for another 2 minutes, until the onions start to soften.
- Add the Mushrooms and stir, cook for 2 more minutes...
- Add the Italian herbs and mix.
- Add the Roux/onion mix to the crock pot and stir.
- Add the Wild Rice, Heavy Cream and Pepper. Stir and lid up the cooker. You are done for a few hours (4 to 5 on high, 8-10 on Low).
- ONE HOUR BEFORE SERVING... Add the chicken and stir to mix. Taste the soup now, add additional spices (pepper) if needed to goose the taste. The chicken has salt on the skin, so salt carefully.
- Dish up the soup individually and garnish with fresh herbs!
- Serve HOT and Enjoy!!!
And of course the Rotisserie Chicken makes this easy to make. Making this one of my favorite additions to my "52 Uses For a Rotisserie Chicken"! So many layers of flavors, the exotic tastes do remind me of the Island life... But easily accessible with easy to find ingredients!
What could be easier and tastier?
And of course this is also a terrific addition to me list of "52 Recipes for Soup, Chowder and Chili". (work in progress, but I have a bunch posted already)
And as always, if you like this recipe and think you might want to give it a try, pin this to your Pinterest Board and be sure to follow me on Pinterest if you want to see the rest of my 52 Ideas!