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Chicken and Rice Soup in a bowl

Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and rice soup is an incredible concoction of taste and texture that comes together easily to feed a crowd with massive layers of wholesome flavor.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken And Rice Soup, Chicken and Rice Soup recipe, How Do I Make Chicken and Rice Soup, How To Make Chicken and Rice Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 626kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 (4-5 pounds) whole chicken
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 celery stalks chopped into large pieces
  • 4 carrots peeled and halved crosswise
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Better than Bouillon - chicken flavor
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  • Place the chicken in a large Dutch oven and add 12 cups of water.  Add the next 9 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, then partially cover and simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove the chicken and carrots from the pot. Use a large slotted spoon and remove the rest of the solids. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, pull the meat off the bones, discarding the bones and skin. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and slice the carrots. Set aside.
  • Bring the soup back to a simmer and add the rice and cook until it's tender about 15-20 minutes. Add the cut chicken and carrots back to the soup and simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning and stir in parsley. Serve :)


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1390mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10830IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2.7mg