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Classic Chicken and Rice Soup


Sharing my Classic Chicken and Rice Soup today!

Classic Chicken and Rice Soup

Is there anything better than homemade soup? You’ve got to try my Classic Chicken and Rice Soup. So hearty, comforting and oh so delicious! I posted a pretty little Instagram picture of the soup I made the family for lunch. I did not plan on sharing the recipe, but because I posted that little picture on Instagram, I got lots of requests for the recipe πŸ™‚

Classic Chicken and Rice Soup

You know I generally like to post step by step photos, but that Sunday afternoon, photos were the last thing on my mind πŸ™‚Β  I was rushing around like a mad woman after church to get lunch made for my hungry boys.

Since it was so delicious,Β  I penciled down the recipe, took a couple photos of the very last bowl left on Monday so I could share with you. Hope you enjoy minus all the photos!! xoxo

Classic Chicken and Rice Soup

Classic Chicken and Rice Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

This easy Chicken and Rice Soup recipe is so comforting and delicious! A healthy chicken soup filled with veggies and shredded chicken.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup recipe, easy chicken soup recipe, the best chicken soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 113 kcal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 chopped white onion medium onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 tbsp

    Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley finely chopped
  1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add onions, and cook stirring until tender, about 5 minutes.Β 

  2. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add celery and carrots, cooking and stirring until tender, about 5 minutes.Β 

  3. Add chicken, chicken broth, rice, Dijon, salt, pepper and parsley.Β 

  4. Stir and reduce heat to low. Let simmer until ready to serve, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Chicken and Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 949mg41%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4045IU81%
Vitamin C 19.8mg24%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Kimberley says:

    Yum! I love chicken soup! Especially in winter! You’re recipes always look so yummy πŸ˜€

  2. 2
    Kathryn says:

    This looks like the perfect soup for autumn – rich and hearty. Delicious!

  3. 3

    What a classic comfort food. Absolutely delicious! πŸ™‚ You’ve got some lucky boys.

    • 3.1
      Jenny says:

      Thanks Caroline, it’s nice when the entire family enjoys one meal so much, I think it’s time we make it again πŸ™‚

  4. 4

    Looks so pretty and comforting, Jenny! And I bet your house smelled like my grandma’s house would when she’d make chicken soup…it just smells like love and TLC in the air πŸ™‚

  5. 5

    you should just call this ‘bowl of comfort soup’ since that’s exactly what it is! πŸ™‚

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    Tara Lynn says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making this soon!

  7. 7

    A soup recipe that doesn’t scare me!! This is a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚ And chicken and rice soup is one of my favorites for sure. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. 8
    Annie says:

    This looks great! I’ve been hoping to find a good soup recipe with rice in it and this sounds perfect!

  9. 9

    Love this classic. Reminds me of home πŸ™‚

  10. 10
    Sharon says:

    Looks and sounds delish!! I love a good bowl of Chicken soup, so comforting!!

  11. 11
    Deborah says:

    This sounds delicious!! I made a kind of similar recipe on Sunday, too!!

  12. 12

    This looks really good! Love the polka dot bowl too! πŸ˜‰ I love the change in seasons right now because it means I can pull out all my soup recipes (and search for new ones like this!).

  13. 13
    Beth says:

    This looks so good… it’s going to get cold this weekend where I live and now I (almost) can’t wait! I will definitely be trying this soup soon!!

  14. 14
    Sara says:

    Mmmm, this looks so good! I love warm soups in the winter.

  15. 15
    Sandra says:

    So glad you decided to share this yummy recipe.

  16. 16

    Speaking of comfort food! This dish is the perfect example, I can almost taste (and smell) it just by looking at the pictures.

  17. 17

    I could use a nice bowl of this soup right now.

  18. 18

    What a perfect weeknight meal. I just know my kids will love this!

  19. 19
    Amanda says:

    This looks delish! I’ve been looking for soup recipes since it is getting so chilly.

    On another note, that bowl is SO CUTE! Where did you get it!?

  20. 20
    conna says:

    Smells winter … Looks delicious !

    Love chicken soups !!!

  21. 21
    Sandi says:

    Started using Instagram this week, love its diversity w/pics! Another lovely recipe from you, thanks πŸ™‚

  22. 22
    Anna says:

    This is something my mom would serve everytime I am feverish as a child, or heartbroken as a teener…
    This is real comfort soup!

  23. 23
    Melissa says:

    I’m trying this out for dinner tonight, it looks delicious! I’m also trying out your taco soup this week. Can you tell that I am a total soup lover?

  24. 24
    Cheryl says:

    I made this soup tonight..very tasty! I had a real problem with the veggies though…they never got tender…even after more than 15 minutes on medium. I ended up having to boil the soup to get un-crunchify them! Any advice for next time?

  25. 25
    Desiree says:

    I made this the other night for dinner and it was excellent! I started the veggies early and let them really cook down so they were nice and tender. Very filling and comforting soup – perfect with a side of French bread! Thanks!

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    Margo says:

    I saw the dijon mustard and said “WHAT?”…then I did as I was told and put it in the broth. OHMYGAWD! This soup was fantastic. Loved every spoonful. I knew to just go with you…you’ve NEVER steered me wrong. Thanks for sharing…and I never missed the pictures. =)

  29. 29
    Amanda Mac says:

    I made this – oh so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  30. 30
    Tara says:

    Made this last night – the (very picky) son and hubby both loved it! Will be adding it to my regular repertoire. Love your site!

  31. 31
    Lindsay says:

    This was amazing! We made it slightly different to make it easier on our busy schedule:
    We prepped ahead of time:
    -made the rice in the rice cooker
    -sautΓ©ed onion and garlic in pan
    Then threw everything into the crock pot (6qt was too big, try 4qt) and cooked on low about 8 hours.
    Super good!

  32. 32
    Hannah says:

    I made this yesterday and loved every bite! So much so, I posted it on my blog πŸ™‚ Love your recipes! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  34. 34
    Kasey says:

    So delicious on a cold night. Added some spices. Used a rotisserie chicken and wild rice instead of white. Could have licked the bowl

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    Courtney says:

    I just made a pot of this last night! It was so delicious, is ish that I had doubled the recipe so that we could eat it for a week! One of the most delicious soups I have had in a LONG time! Thank you so much for this wonderful, affordable, and easy recipe! This is going on my recipe box πŸ™‚

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    Roxanne says:

    I want to double the recipe. Do you think it will fit in a 6 quart crock pot? Cooking for a big crowd. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Leilani says:

    Looks delicious! Was wondering if you used a long grain, medium grain, or short grain white rice.

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    Jenny N says:

    Ahhhhh! Best soup ever!! Thank you so much for this recipe. My 3 boys gobbled it up! It’s all about the mustard. Don’t let it scare you! Double it and freeze some for later. You won’t be sorry!!

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