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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice SoupWhen you're craving comfort, but not its bulk, try this home-style soup. It's light-tasting, yet satisfying. Serve with sliced French bread and your meal is complete.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice mix, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/4 cups (1 medium) chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 3/4 cups chicken broth, (two 14.5-ounce cans)
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Green onions, and toasted slivered almonds (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chicken, mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Add rice, broth, tarragon and thyme; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Combine small amount of evaporated milk and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to saucepan with remaining evaporated milk and wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened.
  4. Garnish each serving with sliced green onions and toasted slivered almonds. if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Note: For a lower-fat version of this recipe, substitute NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Low-fat Milk for Evaporated Milk.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 270 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 1040 mg Carbohydrates: 29 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 14 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.