Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

What could be better than a bowl of wholesome, comforting soup on a stormy day?  The best part is how easy it is to toss everything in the slow cooker and dinner is done!

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1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast

4 cups chicken broth

1 cup water

(1) 8.5 oz bag of Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley, Brown and Wild Rice Blend

2 celery sticks, chopped

1/2 cup carrots, chopped

1 small zucchini, chopped

1/4 cup onion, diced

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried parsley

salt and pepper to taste

cilantro, chopped, for garnish



Add all ingredients to slow cooker except rice and cilantro.  Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.  Remove chicken to shred it, then return it to slow cooker and stir.  Add rice and stir until well blended.  Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and dinner is done!




Creamy Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup

This soup is super easy and perfect on a cold winter night to warm you up!
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  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used organic skim)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • optional garnish: drizzle coconut milk





Place squash in slow cooker, along with onion and broth.  Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours.  Once squash is tender, blend ingredients with a hand blender or place in food processor and return to slow cooker.  Add milk, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well.  Garnish with a drizzle of coconut milk if desired.  Enjoy!