Crazy Cheap & Easy Dinner Recipe #2 by Emily-Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Today’s guest chef is also a woman I love and one of my best friends! I am excited to have her today and  also excited that she puts up with me. 😉

Emily Hill is a wife, mother, entrepreneur and writer…and desperately trying to stay sane! When she’s not driving carpool, cleaning crayon off the walls, scraping dried macaroni off the floor or hiding in her closet, she enjoys entertaining readers with her random ramblings on is this REALLY my life?.  She is a contributing editor for Boutique Café, and Rocky Mountain Moms Blog. Soon she will be a contributing writer for TodaysMama. You can also find her guest posting on sites like Make and Takes, Mom It Forward, I Never Grew Up and petit elefant. Diet Coke and chocolate make it all possible.

“There are only a few things I like about winter: hot chocolate, Christmas lights, snow on Christmas Eve, holiday parties and soup. The cold weather is the perfect time to add delicious soups to your weekly menu. We have a handful of family favorites, and though some take a couple hours to reach perfection, a few of them are ready in a fraction of the time. This recipe was given to me by a good friend and it’s always a hit. I love it because I have all the ingredients on hand and my family loves it because it’s a creamy, chicken-filled soup.
Hope you enjoy it!”

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

5 to 6 cups water

1 box Rice-A-Roni Long Grain & Wild Rice mix

1 envelope Lipton’s Chicken Noodle Soup mix

1 cup shredded or chopped chicken breast

1 can cream of chicken soup

Salt and pepper to taste


Diced onion, carrots and/or celery (I usually add about ½ cup onion and 1 cup carrots and celery when doubling the batch.)

Bring water to a boil. Add dry rice and soup mixes and boil for 10 minutes. (I would add your veggies here too so they have a chance to soften.) Add chicken breast and cream of chicken soup. Boil 10 more minutes and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

P.S. For those who keep up on their food storage, this is a great recipe if you want to rotate your canned chicken.

P.P.S. We have a family of six so I always double this recipe; we end up with a few cups of soup leftover—perfect for my husband’s lunch the next day!

P.P.P.S. If you have a smaller family, feel free to double this recipe—it freezes really well!

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