This is the best chicken soup recipe ever!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring chicken broth, chicken breasts, onion, carrots, turnip, and celery to a boil in a large pot until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove chicken from broth; strain and discard vegetables. Add green beans and rice; continue to simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes more.

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  • Cut chicken into chunks. Stir chicken and cream cheese into broth until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

187 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 1103 mg sodium. 13 g carbohydrates; 14.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2013
Easy Soup. I didn't want to toss out all the yummy veggies so I left them in.. used fat free cream cheese as that was in fridge. I used a salt that had thyme lemon and bay in it fresh cracked rainbow peppercorns and added some garlic. Nice soup. Kept rice separate so leftovers wouldn't soak up the broth Read More
(13)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2013
Easy Soup. I didn't want to toss out all the yummy veggies so I left them in.. used fat free cream cheese as that was in fridge. I used a salt that had thyme lemon and bay in it fresh cracked rainbow peppercorns and added some garlic. Nice soup. Kept rice separate so leftovers wouldn't soak up the broth Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2013
Easy Soup. I didn't want to toss out all the yummy veggies so I left them in.. used fat free cream cheese as that was in fridge. I used a salt that had thyme lemon and bay in it fresh cracked rainbow peppercorns and added some garlic. Nice soup. Kept rice separate so leftovers wouldn't soak up the broth Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
We had this for dinner tonight. Wonderful! Added onions carrots celery. Followed recipe and loved the results. especially on a snowy Chicago evening. Cream cheese was a nice surprise finish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2013
pretty good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2014
This recipe is pretty classic but when I made it I left out the cream cheese used wild rice added 2 medium diced tomatoes and some curry powder and it was pretty fantastic. Turned out like gumbo. I also put all my vegetables in at once and just left everything in the pot took out and sliced the boiled chicken and threw it back in. Great stuff:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2016
I made this recipe for a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy so I added extra vegetables (celery carrots and extra green beans) and kept it bland per her request. It was really good the cream cheese makes this soup different and we really enjoyed it (after adding additional seasonings to our portion). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
This is my recipe. The original calls for adding the carrots and turnip with the green beans and rice (discarding only the celery and onion from the broth). But as others have stated you can leave them in if you chop them first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2018
Awesome with a few changes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2014
I've made this recipe with or without the cream cheese. Tasty either way! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2017
Tastes great and it's very easy - especially when you cheat! I chopped the onion and celery and then didn't strain it out after cooking the chicken. Omitted the turnip as I didn't have one. Added 2 cups of thawed frozen mixed veggies (carrots and peas) when adding the chopped chicken back into the mixture and used 1 1/2 cups of leftover cooked brown rice instead of the instant rice (note - I don't think cooked white would hold up to being recooked). Yum! Read More