I found this recipe on this blog and have patiently waited for 2 long HOT months to make it. At the first sign of a cooling trend (a rainy day) I quickly pulled it out. I think I have found my new favorite comfort food! I made mine in the crockpot, so super easy and I just LOVE smelling something yummy cooking all day! So the next rainy day or just a comfort food kind of day give this a try! Here is what I did...
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
3 cans chicken broth (about 5 cups)
1-2 cups water
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used frozen)
1 package Rice-A-Roni long grain and wild rice
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
2 cups half and halfsalt and pepper to taste (I didn't use any salt)
Combine water, broth, chicken, veggies, and rice with seasoning packet in a crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours (until chicken is tender and easy to shred). Take chicken out and shred and then add it back in. In a sauce pan, over medium heat, melt butter and add flour (like making a roux). Cook this, stirring constantly until bubbly. Slowly whisk in the half and half. Once this is smooth, add this mixture to the crockpot and cook for 15 more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
* I have made this a few times since and I didn't have any Half and Half so I just used fat-free milk. it turned out great and I think I liked it even better! It was still creamy and thick just not as rich and maybe even a little healthier :)!