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Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"This is my husband's and my favorite chicken soup, and I love that it is healthy soup."
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45 m servings 167
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine chicken broth, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until the onion and celery begin to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir chicken into the simmering broth; cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir rice and lime juice into the broth; cook and stir just until rice is hot and grains separate, about 1 minute. Garnish with lime slices.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 167 calories; 2.8 18.3 16.1 22 998 Full nutrition

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This recipe is awesome! I used a bit more rice than the recipe called for and to make! it had great flavor and so easy

Most helpful critical review

Recipe as is was ok. Rice would be bland if made separately and added after. Also, way too much rice. Changes - make own chicken stock and pull any extra meat off of the bones and add that to ...

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This recipe is awesome! I used a bit more rice than the recipe called for and to make! it had great flavor and so easy

This is a great recipe. The favor is light and good. I added 1/2 teaspoon of basil (the taste is sweeter). I made my own chicken stock (see all recipes). Because I made my own stock, I added...

GREAT recipe. I also make my own chicken broth so I added a teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning. Because I was taking this to a soup & bread meal I doubled the recipe and it was perfect for feeding a ...

I've made a resolution to stop wasting so much food this year. We had chicken and rice for dinner so a quick search led me to this recipe to use the leftovers in. The soup looks and smells great...

Used this as the basis for a pot of "gotta use what I got in the pantry" soup for my ailing mother, who said, "We'll not be buying chicken and rice soup anymore - this is MUCH better than any ca...

I have to say that the ingredients in this recipe are so easy that I really thought that it would end up being just blah like the hundreds of other chicken soup recipes that I've tried that neve...

This recipe is delicious and healthy. I make my own broth boiling the chicken in water and adding onion, celery, and fresh thyme sprigs. I strain the broth for use in this soup. I added l lb....

I like this soup because it is really healthy - all the ingredients are organic (it is difficult to buy not organic rice or onion), it is fast and delicious. I recommend this soup for everybody...

I followed the advice of others. I added a teaspoon of cumin, 3 sprigs of rosemary, and some garlic powder. I'm not a fan of pepper so I omitted that. I will defiantly make this again. I did...