This recipe for Spinach, Chicken, and Wild Rice Soup brings a little comfort to the forefront to the battle-weary. Toss all ingredients (and "all" includes lots of healthy items) into a slow cooker and be on about your to-do list. Seven to eight hours later, dinner is served. Your family is provided for. And you've done nothing except put yourself in a position to receive accolades.
Better Homes and Gardens website provided this gem of a recipe some years back. I've loved it ever since and prepared it when the need was the greatest. This time of year qualifies. With Spinach, Chicken, and Wild Rice Soup, hatching up something healthy for dinner doesn't have to add to my frustrations.
Spinach, Chicken, and Wild Rice Soup
3 cups water
1 (14-ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups cooked and chopped chicken or turkey
2 cups shredded fresh spinach
In a slow cooker combine the water, broth, cream of chicken soup, uncooked wild rice, thyme, and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. To serve stir in chicken and spinach. Makes (6 1 1/2 cup) servings.