soup goddess creamy chicken & wild rice soup

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My friend Bonnie, author of “Tasty Recipes from the Sister’s Kitchen,” is the Soup Goddess. Much like the “Soup Nazi” but nicer 😉 I use to work with her in her beautiful tea room, and I have never met a more talented soup chef. Her soup recipes are the very best.

This is one of my favorite soups. I’ve changed the recipe a little because I believe there is no recipe that exists that can’t be improved with a cup of wine. I increased the bacon drippings and vegetables a little, and added some chicken….but there is no question, this recipe wouldn’t be possible without the soup making genius of my friend Bonnie, the Soup Goddess.

~Soup Goddess Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup~

1 cup wild rice

1 pound bacon

5 Tablespoons bacon drippings

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 stalks celery + celery greens, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1-2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 green pepper, chopped

32 oz chicken broth

2- 26 oz cans cream of mushroom soup

12 oz fresh mushrooms,chopped

Wash wild rice. Boil rice for 15 minutes. Drain. Set aside. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and chop. Set bacon aside. Discard all but 5 Tablespoons drippings. In a separate frying pan, thoroughly cook 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts in 1 cup white wine and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Place the bacon drippings in a large stock pot and heat. Saute celery, green pepper and onion in the bacon drippings until onion is tender and transparent. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Add rice, broth, mushrooms, mushroom soup, diced bacon and chicken + juices and wine. Combine everything and cook over very low heat for one hour. DO NOT BOIL. Serve in wide, shallow bowls with silver soup spoons…This is especially good with crusty, buttery French bread.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  6 comments for “soup goddess creamy chicken & wild rice soup

  1. Kimber Dunn
    November 17, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Ohhhhh this is definitely going to be made and no doubt replace my current “cheater” wild rice recipe. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe – AGAIN!!

  2. admin
    November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

    you’re going to love this one. 🙂

  3. Rachel
    November 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Sounds really yummy! I’ll have to try it even though I already have a clear broth chicken/wild rice soup that I love.

  4. admin
    November 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Let me know what you think after you try it Rachel, and send me your recipe please. I’d love to try a clear broth version 🙂

  5. February 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    excellent – this completes my menu for the week!

  6. admin
    February 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    The soup goddess reigns supreme. what can I say? 😉

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