Chicken Bacon Wild Rice Soup

 

This chicken bacon wild rice soup is thick and creamy and perfect for cold winter nights. All made from scratch, and super tasty!

What you will need

1 ½ pounds chicken breast, cooked and shredded

1 ½ pounds bacon, cooked and crumbled, grease reserved

1 cup rinsed wild rice

½ cup green onions (or add sauteed garlic/onion)

3 10.75 oz cans cream of chicken soup (my mom uses chicken broth with less water)

5 cans water

5 tablespoons bacon grease

2 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 teaspoons salt + 1/2 teaspoon pepper (more to taste)

¾ cup flour

2 cups half and half

3 cups milk

additional water, milk, or broth for thinning

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