Chicken and Wild Rice Chowder

My friend, Amy, gave me a packet of wild rice. I was totally clueless what to cook it with. Then, as if a fairy swished her magic wand and dusted me an idea…why not add it to chowders?

chicken and wild rice chowder

Chicken and Wild Rice Chowder
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

3 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced
1 pound chicken breast, diced
1/2 cup wild rice, rinsed
5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 ribs celery, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup sweet corn cream style
1 cup half and half

1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink.
2. Stir in the wild rice, chicken broth, celery, and carrots. Bring to a boil then simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Stir in the corn and half and half. Simmer for additional 7 minutes.
4. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe by JG


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