Cozy Chicken and Rice Soup

This homemade Chicken and Rice Soup boasts the ideal combination of basic ingredients, juicy chicken, savory rice, and soft veggies. It can be done on the stovetop or in the slow cooker, and the leftovers make an excellent freezer dinner!

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

1 rib celery, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

8 cups chicken broth

1 teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon dried thyme

1 large bay leaf (or 2 small)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

1 pound chicken breast or 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

Instructions:

In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, carrots, and celery for 5-6 minutes, or until softened. Cook for a further minute after adding the garlic.

Boil the chicken broth, parsley, thyme, and bay leaf. Add the rice and uncooked chicken, if using, reduce the heat to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring regularly.

When the chicken is cooked and the rice is soft, remove it and shred it with forks. Pour back into the pot and serve.

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Cozy Chicken and Rice Soup

This homemade Chicken and Rice Soup boasts the ideal combination of basic ingredients, juicy chicken, savory rice, and soft veggies. It can be done on the stovetop or in the slow cooker, and the leftovers make an excellent freezer dinner!

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 rib celery (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large bay leaf (or 2 small)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 pound chicken breast or 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  1. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, carrots, and celery for 5-6 minutes, or until softened. Cook for a further minute after adding the garlic.
  2. Boil the chicken broth, parsley, thyme, and bay leaf. Add the rice and uncooked chicken, if using, reduce the heat to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. When the chicken is cooked and the rice is soft, remove it and shred it with forks. Pour back into the pot and serve.
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Cozy Chicken and Rice Soup

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