Grilled Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
For the Chicken:
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast tenders
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic and herb seasoning (I use McCormick)
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 2 TBS Balsamic Vinegar
For the Soup:
  • 6 TBS butter
  • ¼ cup + ½ TBS all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth (low sodium)
  • ⅛ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 TBS olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 7¼ cups of vegetable or chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 TBS dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cups wild rice, cooked
  • ½ tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp ground pepper (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, 2 tsp garlic and herb seasoning, 3 TBS olive oil, and 2 TBS balsamic vinegar. Add chicken tenders and stir until chicken is evenly coated. Let chicken tenders marinate for 10-15 minutes. Heat grill to 400 degrees and grill chicken tenders until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Turn chicken half way through. Cut into bit size pieces and set aside.
  2. Then in a medium sauce pan melt butter over medium-low heat. Once butter is melted add flour and whisk until creamy. Next, slowly whisk in 1 cup of milk and ¾ cup of broth and increase heat to medium, whisk until thickened (about 4 minutes) Remove from heat and add sour cream, garlic powder, saltand pepper, set aside.
  3. Next, heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add chopped shallots, mushrooms, celery, and carrot. Saute vegetables for 5 minutes. Now add remaining broth and cream mixture, simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Mix in wild rice, grilled chicken, and dried parsley, add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm and enjoy!
Notes
This is a brothy soup, however, if you want this to be a more hearty soup the rice can easily be increased to 3 cups and the chicken can also be increased to your liking.
Recipe by Cherished Bliss at https://cherishedbliss.com/grilled-chicken-wild-rice-soup/