This Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup recipe is one of those soups that warm up your body when it is cold. We are due for a big storm to come our way here in southern California so I have stocked up on soup and baking ingredients in preparation for the week. I have to say that this is a soup that I would definitely recommend you have in your meal rotation as it is hearty, healthy and heart-warming.
I made this the other day when it was raining and I wanted something that we could enjoy while catching up on our Stranger Things episodes. If you have not seen that show, it is really fun and intriguing. I finally got to watch this series during winter break.
But back to this heartwarming soup. It goes nicely with corn bread or crispy garlic bread. Made with fresh vegetables, chicken and rice it is a great meal for the whole family.
It's basically Chicken and Rice soup recipe from scratch, but if you want to us a rotisserie chicken like I did, I won't tell.
This soup reminds me of when I was a kid and always wanted more rice in my soup. It is an easy cold weather soup idea and is really comforting!
Be sure to check out our other great soup recipes on the island:
- Easy Mexicorn Chowder – This colorful and creamy soup is made in minutes and is delightfully delicious and filling.
- Potato Chipotle Soup – A tasty potato soup revved up with a little Chipotle pepper. Wonderful for a chilly day or evening.
- Easy Tortilla Soup – This colorful and tasty soup is made in minutes and is delightfully delicious and filling.
Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup
Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup
- 2 cartons chicken broth
- 1 ½ cups skinless and chopped cooked chicken
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 2 carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ⅓ cup long grain rice
- In a pot over medium heat, place all ingredients in pot.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20--25 minutes until rice is tender.
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I hope you enjoyed this easy, simple recipe idea. What do you love to cook when it is raining outside?
Mmm, that looks great for a cold night!
Thank you Ashley!
Yours looks good! You're generous with the rice. Scarlet thinks that's so important! So do I.
Yes, definitely need to be generous with the rice or what is the point? 🙂
Nothing like a nice pot of soup going on a dreary day. This looks super yummy! I never made chicken and rice soup. Will have to give that one a try.
For sure and it has been dreary a lot lately. I hope you like it!
I hope you try it - it warms you up for sure!
This needs to go into our rotation for winter menu. I love soup, I have some stock canned from the last time I bought a rotisserie chicken too! Pinning and sharing, thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty
Yes, it makes a great easy dinner idea. Thank you for stopping by Emily!