A delicious blend of chicken, rice, and vegetables. Perfect as a meal, or to take the edge off hunger between meals. Excellent winter warmer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over high heat, combine 4 cups water and the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add the chicken, carrots, onion, celery and bouillon and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

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  • Add more water as necessary. Add the rice and allow to simmer for another 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cook's Note:

Do not add too much rice or it may become gluggy. It is incidental, not essential to the outcome.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; 1 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 1102 mg sodium. 22.5 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
Excellent! We woke up with colds and I needed some chicken soup and this really filled the bill. It didn't say whether the chicken should be precooked so I assumed it should and boiled it in 5 cups water with added garlic and spices. Then I used the broth in place of the water. It was delicious. I would definitely recommend adding the spices - garlic thyme bay leaf. Everything else according to recipe was perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2007
This is a very basic chicken soup recipe and quick to make. I wanted more veggies so I added 1/2 a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and omitted the carrots (since they are in the bag). I had to add a little more chicken bouillon as I found the broth a little weak. It's very bland even after adding some basil and thyme. Although I appreciate its ease I won't be making this again. Read More
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210 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
Excellent! We woke up with colds and I needed some chicken soup and this really filled the bill. It didn't say whether the chicken should be precooked so I assumed it should and boiled it in 5 cups water with added garlic and spices. Then I used the broth in place of the water. It was delicious. I would definitely recommend adding the spices - garlic thyme bay leaf. Everything else according to recipe was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
Excellent! We woke up with colds and I needed some chicken soup and this really filled the bill. It didn't say whether the chicken should be precooked so I assumed it should and boiled it in 5 cups water with added garlic and spices. Then I used the broth in place of the water. It was delicious. I would definitely recommend adding the spices - garlic thyme bay leaf. Everything else according to recipe was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2004
This was the best soup ever I used brown rice instead of the white but it was excellent. I made it at work in a crock pot. All the other employees wanted this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
This soup was great. I really wanted a simple chicken rice soup and this was perfect. I changed a couple of things: I used equal parts water and canned chicken broth and more chicken than the recipe called for. I sauteed the chicken with a little salt and pepper before adding to soup and I added a little bit of extra rice. My husband loved it and commented on how wonderful and homey it smelled after walking in from the cold. Thanks for submitting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2007
This is a very basic chicken soup recipe and quick to make. I wanted more veggies so I added 1/2 a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and omitted the carrots (since they are in the bag). I had to add a little more chicken bouillon as I found the broth a little weak. It's very bland even after adding some basil and thyme. Although I appreciate its ease I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
The suggested thyme bay leaf and sage are an absolute must for terrific flavor. We really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2006
Great soup. I doubled the recipe then added even more chicken celery and carrots and then added some barley to make it extra hearty (this is the only way my husband likes soup). If I had cheyenne pepper it would have been the perfect addition to this soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2005
I thought this was a great recipe! Very simple. I baked the chicken with seasoning salt pepper and a little garlic before adding it to the soup. I also added chopped mushrooms to the carrots celery and onion. Next time I would like to try with wild rice. Nice recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
Very quick and easy soup to make. My family loved it. I added the thyme bay leaf and sage also and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2003
A bit ordinary but good. Read More
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