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Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup

5 from 16 reviews

This easy Chicken and Rice soup is made with simple ingredients in about thirty minutes.  It is a full meal in and of itself or enjoy with fresh bread or a garden salad.

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute Rice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat.  Add onion, carrots and celery; cook for 3-4 minutes stirring several times. Reduce heat to low.  Add garlic, thyme and poultry seasoning. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.
  2. Add chicken broth and bay leaves. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the cooked chicken and minute rice.  Simmer for 5 minutes or until the rice is tender.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove bay leaves.

Notes

  • Remove your bay leaves before serving as they are stiff and have sharp edges.
  • Cut your veggies in small uniform bites so they cook evenly and so that there is a variety of vegetables in your soup spoon when you eat it.
  • I love to use already cooked rotisserie chicken.  They are delicious and available at almost all grocery retailers and warehouse stores like Sams and Costco.
  • If you want to kick the seasonings up a notch or two consider adding 1/8 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper or 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.
  • Add the spices at the same time as the garlic.  It helps to cook them with a little bit of the fat from the butter to keep them from simply floating to the top.
  • Minced garlic burns easily so reduce your heat, cook for about one minute and stir constantly.  Burnt garlic is bitter and does not taste good.
  • Remove your bay leaves before serving as they are stiff and have sharp edges
  • For an extra special treat serve with homemade Ciabatta Bread.  You will love it.
  • This recipe is perfect for leftover rice and/or chicken.

Keywords: homemade chicken and rice soup, homemade chicken and rice soup from scratch, easy chicken and rice soup

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