Copycat Panera Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
There is nothing that can get you feeling cozier than a Panera soup, except a copycat version! This Copycat Panera Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe is creamy and comforting in all the right ways. Two types of rice mimic the original Panera recipe. This cream of chicken and wild rice soup recipe is very easy to follow and can be simmered up in no time. Everyone at the table will be happy with this soup. It's creamy, warm, and delicious.
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- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1/2 cup wild rice
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup cooked chicken
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 900 milliliters chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 cups whole milk
Cook the rice separately and according to the package instructions.
In a large pot, saute the diced celery, onion, and carrots in olive oil until the onion is translucent. Add the thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir for 1 minute, then add the chicken broth and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the milk and bring back to a simmer.
Stir together the cornstarch and water. Add the mixture to the soup. Let simmer until slightly thickened, stirring.
Add the rice and chicken to heat through. Serve immediately or refrigerate.