Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup

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This is just plain ole' delicious comfort food at its finest. I looked everywhere for a good Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice recipe, and when I couldn't find one I just put together a few ideas from other recipes and tweaked it to this one, and goodness gracious it was delicious!

Now, I will say this is a bit more work than my normal slow cooker recipes (I really like the kind where you just dump it all in), but it was oh-so-good. I think if I try it again I'll skip using the steps at the beginning and leave out the flour and butter to make up a more brothy soup, but if you're looking for something to stick to your ribs this hearty slow cooker chicken and rice soup is for you.


Slow Cooked Chicken & Rice Soup


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice (I used Uncle Ben's 10 minute chicken and wild rice, but wish I'd had more time to make regular rice)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Melt butter on stove top.
  2. Add in onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Slowly stir in flour, making a roux while stirring constantly.
  4. Slowly add in broth and bring just to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for about 2 minutes.
  5. Place chicken in slow cooker
  6. Add in broth mixture.
  7. Add cooked rice.
  8. Add salt, onion powder and garlic powder and give everything in the bowl a quick stir.
  9. Cook in slow cooker on low 6-7 hours, or on high 3-4 hours.
  10. Enjoy!


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  1. what’s your dinner ware pattern called?

  2. Since this recipe cooks all day, could you just use long grain rice and not precook? I’ve never done rice in the slow cooker.

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