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Panera Bread Chicken Wild Rice Soup Copycat is the easy homemade version of the chain's comforting, hearty and creamy soup.
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Panera Bread Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Panera Bread Chicken Wild Rice Soup Copycat is the easy homemade version of the chain's comforting, hearty and creamy soup.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Panera Bread Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 254kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 6 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 6oz package long grain and wild rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot cut into thin rounds
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cup light or heavy cream

Garnish:

  • Fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven, over medium heat, combine broth and chicken. Bring to a boil, then stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan or large, deep skillet over medium heat, add olive oil.
  • Add diced onion, carrots and celery. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes. If the rice contained a seasoning packet, stir it in now and cook the veggies for another 5 minutes.
  • Gradually add the flour to the veggies, while constantly stirring to form a roux.
  • Sauté roux for 3-4 minutes and gradually, over low-medium heat, start whisking in the cream, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Bring back the pot with chicken and rice, place it over low-medium heat and stir cream mixture into the broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through and the rice is done, 15-20 minutes.
  • If you want the soup to be creamier, blend half of it using an immersion blender. Or add 1/2 to a large blender and puree soup until there are no large chunks left.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 980mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.2mg