Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup

A bowl of Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup

I’m crushing hard on this Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup! It’s healthful; it’s hearty; it was born of a happy accident (and I’m a sucker for happy accidents).

This Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup originated from a conjure-up-scraps culinary improvisation that had me combining leftover chicken and the stock made from its bones with three other on-hand ingredients: fresh sage, sweet potatoes, and rice. Surprised at how oh-so-satisfying I found the simple soup that emerged from these ingredients to be, I knew I’d arrived at the impetus for a new A Cookable Feast offering! I tweaked the recipe to augment its delightfulness, which included adding celery and making the formerly white rice a wild rice blend.

A pot of Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup

The resulting Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup recipe is a magical concoction that manages to be both clean-tasting and luxurious. It’s got that stick-to-your-ribs quality that makes it the perfect main-course meal – especially on a cold winter’s day. Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup is wholly capable of banishing the chill from your bones and warming your heart to happy!

While this Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup is composed of fairly humble ingredients, it’s brimming with flavor and whole-foods-focused fuel. The fresh sage gives it a wonderful savory note and complements the sweet potatoes so well. The chewy brown rice in the wild rice blend offers more substantial sustenance than your typical white rice. And the ample amount of chicken provides that protein punch so critical to sustain one through a busy day!

A bowl of Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup

I hope that stumbling across this Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup proves to be a happy accident for you. May your soup bowl – and your life! -overflow with simple-yet-satisfying deliciousness.

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Soup

This healthful, hearty soup is brimming with flavor and wholly worthy of its main course-meal status!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword Chicken, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soups, Sweet Potato
Author A Cookable Feast

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs. oil with a high smoke point, such as grapeseed
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups pulled chicken
  • 3/4 cups (dried) wild rice blend
  • 1/2 cup celery ribs, chopped
  • 8 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the onion with the oil to a large pot over medium-high heat and let sauté until softened, about two to three minutes. Add minced garlic; let cook another minute or two.

  2. Add the chicken stock and other remaining ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a gently rolling simmer and let cook until rice is to your desired doneness (for me, this took about 45 minutes). Remove bay leaves before serving.

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