Chicken and rice soup is a classic, comfort food favorite that has been warming bellies for generations. Rich in flavor and full of nutrient-dense ingredients, it’s no wonder why this delicious soup is so beloved.
Whether you’re looking for a new way to use up leftover cooked chicken, or you’re simply in the mood for a bowl of something cozy, these 15 comforting chicken and rice soups will bring the warmth and nourishment you’re craving.
From classic recipes to recipes that are given a delicious twist, you’re sure to find something here that will become your go-to. Bon appetit!
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Chicken and Rice Soup
Easy one pot soup recipe loaded with carrots, shredded chicken and rice!
Discover the comforting flavors and richness in this Hearty Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Creamy, satisfying, and filled with tender chicken and wholesome wild rice, this soup is perfect for a delightful dinner at home.
Cook the wild rice blend according to the package directions.
In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery, sautéing for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
Stir in the chicken broth, thyme, marjoram, sage, rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Increase the heat to medium-high, and add the chicken to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat to medium-low, and let the mixture simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 12-16 minutes, turning the chicken once during cooking. Remove the chicken and allow it to cool for 5 minutes before shredding it into bite-sized pieces.
In a separate medium saucepan, melt the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, whisking constantly.
Slowly pour the milk into the butter and flour mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in the heavy cream, and continue to cook until the mixture thickens.
Add the milk mixture to the soup, followed by the shredded chicken, cooked rice, and lemon zest. Stir well to combine and remove from heat. Let the soup cool slightly before serving.
This creamy chicken and rice soup is a healthy dinner recipe you can have on the table quickly. Make it homemade on the stove or in the crock pot! It may be ultra creamy, but it's still dairy free and gluten free! Did I mention it's whole30 and paleo approved too?! In one bowl you can make a hearty,...
A hearty and slightly creamy Chicken & Rice Soup made in the Instant Pot. This is an easy weeknight family dinner recipe because it is made with frozen chicken breast and is ready in under 30 minutes. No thawing or planning required!
Chicken and Rice Soup With Celery, Parsley and Lemon
This soup is simultaneously cozy and fresh. It’s just the kind of thing you want to eat when you’re sick and seeking something that’ll perk you up and get you through it. The soup simmers long enough for the rice to start to break down so it thickens the soup. If you prefer a brothier soup that’s pr...
Prepare a comforting bowl of chicken-rice soup in just 30 minutes with this easy recipe! This simple dish is made with basic pantry ingredients, including chicken, rice, carrots, and celery. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a cozy lunch, you'll love the delicious flavors of this comforting soup!