Easy Cream of Chicken Rice Soup


You can't go wrong with this easy cream of chicken rice soup. The perfect comfort food for a cold day!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - shredded

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ small onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 10 sprigs Italian flat leaf parsley

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 cups chicken stock

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place chicken in the pot, season with salt and pepper, and cook 5 minutes, until juices run clear. Remove chicken, and set aside. Reduce heat to medium-low. Melt butter in the pot. Stir in onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes. Stir in flour, and cook until lightly browned.

  2. With a piece of kitchen twine, tie together the parsley sprigs, thyme sprigs, and bay leaf. Pour stock and milk into the pot, and stir in the cooked chicken. Place herb bundle into soup. Simmer 25 minutes.

  3. Bring the water to a boil in a separate pot, and stir in instant rice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes.

  4. Remove and discard herb bundle from soup. Stir in cooked rice and season with Old Bay before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 273mg 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.