Tarragon Chicken and Rice Soup

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When I make this soup, I always get rave reviews. The tarragon gives it a special taste. Tastes great the next day for leftovers! To be honest I don't measure the ingredients when I make this recipe, so this is my best guess at how much of each I use. This makes a very thick soup, with a bite of something in every spoonful. If too thick, add more water or chicken broth.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon chicken soup base, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 cup long grain white rice

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 6 carrots, diced

  • 6 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

Directions

  1. Fill a Dutch oven or stockpot about 3/4 full with water; mix chicken base, tarragon, basil, and black pepper into water and bring to a boil. Cook chicken in the boiling broth mixture until no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove chicken from broth, leaving broth in Dutch oven to simmer. Dice chicken and add it back to the simmering broth.

  2. Mix rice, onion, carrot, celery, and garlic into simmering broth; cook until rice is tender and soup is thickened, 25 to 30 minutes. Add more water if needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
1g Fat
21g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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