Slow Cooker Turkey and Rice Soup

Even though it’s the last week of April, and I live in the South, it’s still been pretty cold out.  And when it’s cold, I like soup.  Nice, hearty soup.

I altered this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen for Lightened Up Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup, and the results were tasty and comforting – the perfect meal for a chilly night!


  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 uncooked turkey breasts, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cups of wild rice
  • 1 box of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook carrots in olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and spices to pan, and cook for 30 more seconds.
  3. Transfer carrots and seasoning to slow cooker.  Top with diced turkey and rice.  Add in chicken broth and add salt to taste.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours (or until turkey is cooked through).
  5. About 30 minutes before eating, add sour cream to slow cooker and thoroughly mix.  Cook on low for 30 minutes.

slow cooker turkey and rice soup

This soup is very versatile – you can add in addition veggies, change the turkey to chicken, and use whatever kind of long grain rice you enjoy.  I do recommend using the sour cream as it gives the soup a great silky texture!

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