When my wife was down with the flu, I whipped this up quickly with what I had on hand. It was so much better than we expected that we made it a staple in our recipe box!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot; add chicken breast, leek, onion, carrot, celery, chicken bouillon, thyme, poultry seasoning, and black pepper. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and shred.

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  • Return chicken to the pot and stir in chicken broth and rice. Continue to simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 12.5g 25% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 1.1g 2% DV; cholesterol 21.4mg 7% DV; sodium 593.5mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2013
Yes simply delicious! Such an easy and filling recipe. I used chicken breast meat left over from making Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style omitted the leek because I didn't have it and sliced up baby carrots. The broth was very flavorful due to the spices. A wonderful soup that I look forward to making again this fall and winter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2014
Nothing really stand-out about this but it's a solid satisfying chicken soup. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2013
Yes simply delicious! Such an easy and filling recipe. I used chicken breast meat left over from making Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style omitted the leek because I didn't have it and sliced up baby carrots. The broth was very flavorful due to the spices. A wonderful soup that I look forward to making again this fall and winter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2013
This recipe was very easy to prepare and came out great! I highly recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2013
This was a nice basic quick and simple chicken and rice soup that was exactly what I was looking for to use up some turkey leftover from Thanksgiving. The recipe was very good exactly as written but next time I think I'll add an extra carrot some mushrooms and some parsley. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
Soup was extremely easy to make and to convert to gluten free! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
Wonderful soup and easy to make. Family loved it!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
Super Yummy. I added too much rice and needed more stock but had none on hand. So I added a cream of chicken/mushroom can and the required water to the soup and it was amazing. I had no celery but added broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
An easy "go-to" soup that everyone enjoys! I make this all the time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2020
I didn’t have leeks, so it wasn’t exactly as written and our kids like a lot of rice so I added more. This was absolutely delicious. I think it would have been more flavorful if I’d of added leaks but turned out fine as it was. Thanks for posting this. Scored me points with the wife who is a soup fanatic! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2017
03.23.17 My MIL LOVES soup of any kind any day of the week any month of the year. I try to make it often and freeze individual containers for her. It was a snowy March day when I whipped up this recipe. She loved it DH liked it but wished I would have added more vegetables. They both commented that it had a nice flavor to it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2014
Nothing really stand-out about this but it's a solid satisfying chicken soup. Read More