This comforting Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup has a standard chicken-soup base—carrot, celery, chicken breast, chicken stock—but adds shallot, cremini mushrooms and herbes de Provence for deeper, richer flavor. A quick-cooking wild rice blend makes the dish hearty without being heavy and adds a toothy bite that noodles just can’t provide.
This is not a slow slow-cooker recipe. You can have soup on the table in 3 hours, but you don’t need to stand over the stove stirring or fussing. Pop in at the 2 1/2-hour mark to add a bit of rice and shred your chicken.