A taste of Brazil, this simple soup is made special by the addition of rice, tomatoes, carrots, and chopped ham. These combine to lift the flavor out of the ordinary, making this soup a substantial one.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To a large saucepan, add the chicken, onion, and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, and cover. Cook over low heat until the chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Lift the chicken out onto a platter, and set aside. Strain the stock through a sieve set over a bowl. Discard the solids, and skim off as much fat as possible from stock.

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  • Rinse out the saucepan, and return the stock to it. Add the rice, tomatoes and carrots to the stock. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer. Cook until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes.

  • When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut it into strips about 1/2 X 1 1/2 inches. Return the chicken to the soup with the ham, and cook just long enough to heat through. Add the parsley, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

507 calories; protein 50.4g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 27.2g; cholesterol 165.5mg; sodium 1306mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
One of the best chicken soup recipes I have ever tasted. I do this buy a roasted chicken at the grocery store (the ones they cook in a rotisserie)let it cool remove all the skin and bones then dice in big pieces put in the stock pot with the ingredients cook and serve. Really a great flavor. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
One of the best chicken soup recipes I have ever tasted. I do this buy a roasted chicken at the grocery store (the ones they cook in a rotisserie)let it cool remove all the skin and bones then dice in big pieces put in the stock pot with the ingredients cook and serve. Really a great flavor. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2009
Two thumbs up! My subs: I used one pkg of chicken ( 1.5 lbs) - this seemed like plenty. I did double up the ham to please my meat-loving fiance. I also subbed a can of diced tomatoes for the fresh (though in retrospect I think the fresh would have been much better.) Overall I think this soup took almost 2 hours from pot to table. Next time I'll increase the rice and use cilantro for the parsley. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2005
Awesome Recipe! We selected this receipe for an international dinner at our church. EVERYONE loved it and many asked for a copy of the recipe. We used bouillon cubes to enrich the broth and added a rib of celery (chopped). It was delicious!!! There were about 50 - 60 people at our dinner so that gives you 300 stars!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
Good the first day AWESOME the next. Make it the day before so the flavors will blend better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
This was a great chicken soup. I added 1/4 can of tomato sauce to give the soup a little more tomatoey flavor. It reminds me of a spanish stew my mother made when I was growing up. I may add a few potatoes next time. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
This was my first try at making chicken soup and it was delicious! I only made some slight changes I used a can of diced tomatoes(strained) instead of fresh and added a little more rice and ham. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
I really loved this soup But what is really important is My Husband loved it. I added a little more rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2005
what a great soup and so healthy too. We added a rib of diced celery to the mix and a little celery salt and pepper. WOW! thanks for the keeper:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
Wonderful!! I used leftover chicken and leftover ham. Did not have fresh tomatoes; so added some homemade canned stewed tomatoes from the garden. We absolutely loved this and was easy to prepare for a busy day. There are leftovers for tomorrow; soup always tastes better the next day. Thanks for adding a new soup recipe for us CORWYNN DARKHOLME!! This a keeper and one that will be used many times. Read More
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