This creamy, dreamy Wild Rice and Chicken soup will help you accept the changing seasons more willingly. Not only is it the perfect balance of chicken and cream; the wild rice adds just the right amount of nuttiness to create a soup that will have your taste testers begging for more!
In a heavy bottom pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add celery, carrots, and onion, and cook until they begin to soften: about 7-10 minutes.
Stir in flour. Continue stirring for 1 more minute.
Gently stir in chicken broth, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, and salt and pepper.
Add wild rice. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chicken breasts. Cover and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
Remove chicken breast and cut or shred into bite-sized pieces
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender- approximately 10 minutes.
Add cream and milk at end of cooking, simmer slowly until heated through.
Season to taste.