Homemade Chicken, Ranch and Rice Soup

Good Monday morning!

I know it’s not typically soup time, but I’m a soup fan all year round. There is seriously nothing like a warm bowl of soup to make you feel better. I love this recipe, it has all those comforting ingredients and I added some Ranch seasoning that really makes this soup extra delish!

Everyone’s kids out for summer break? We’ve got a little over 2 weeks to go, I’m getting plans set for summer. Looking forward to hanging at the beach…..A LOT!!

Hope you all enjoy a nice bowl of soup…..even if it’s boiling hot outside lol!

Break out your fresh carrots….



Now, Saute!!

Add your shredded chicken….

….and rice 🙂

Pour in your chicken broth….

Season with Ranch seasoning…

….and a little salt and pepper

Now, it’s time to eat 🙂

Homemade Chicken, Ranch and Rice Soup

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and sliced

3 stalks of celery, chopped

3 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 Cup dry rice, steamed….comes out to about 3 Cups cooked

64 oz  chicken broth

1 Tablespoon dry Ranch Dressing seasoning

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

1 teaspoon hot sauce, like Tabasco (optional)

1. Heat oil into a large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, saute onion, carrots and celery for 7-10 minutes or until softened slightly. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken breast and rice then pour in chicken broth. Stir, then season with ranch seasoning, salt, pepper and add in Dijon and hot sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until serving. Taste and season accordingly.

8 servings

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62 Responses
  1. Confused

    I’m reading this….enjoying the pictures of “fresh veggies”, “organic free range chicken broth”, and then …chemical-laden ranch seasoning……very disappointed ๐Ÿ™

  2. Melissa T

    Just found this via Pinterest. This is sooooo good. I could find the seasoning, but just substituted from a package of dry ranch. The Dijon mustard puts this over the top! Great recipe!!

  3. Julie

    I made this yesterday and it is really good, probably one of the best chicken and rice soups I have had! My 10-year-old daughter loved it, and she is really picky! Thanks for another great recipe!

  4. Jennette

    I made this tonite and the whole family loved it! I’m sure we’ll be making this a lot now that Fall is fast approaching. Thanks for another great recipe that’s healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Amy H

    I made this soup and we all LOVED it! I used a rotisserie chicken instead, and it was wonderful! I love the ranch seasonsing — gave it just the perfect amount of zest!

  6. Sarah

    Made this yesterday…it’s delicious and my kids even ate it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally perfect for our sub-zero weather. Thanks!

  7. April

    I just made this and I have to say I was worried about the Ranch flavoring but it’s surprisingly mild and adds a little something to this recipe. I think next time I’ll cut the dijon amount in half. I think it’s kind of overpowering.

    This is really great though and I plan to put this in my soup rotation and make it again. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  8. I forgot to mention one other thing … how do you and Amanda stay so slim (fit) with all the fantastic food you were eating on your trip to see Rocco? The two of you are beautiful!
    Lucy Lam

  9. I can hardly wait to try this recipe! My husband and I love to eat soup! We eat soup all year long … it could be 100 degrees outside, and we’ll be inside having a hot bowl of soup.
    Thanks again!
    Lucy Lam

  10. Emily

    I am just wondering where you found the ranch seasoning! I love that it comes in a jar like that and I have looked at a few stores and haven’t seen it!! Is it by the other ranch packets or in the season aisle? thank you!!

  11. I’m a soup person too! In fact I think I crave it even more during the summer than I do during the winter. You know, I think we have it right. In Thailand, where it is just “hot” and “hotter,” they eat soup ALL THE TIME. See, we’re just smart. ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks delicious! I love rice in soup!

  12. I had a craving for chicken noodle soup today and just happened to check your blog…. It was definitely meant to be that I made this recipe! While it wasn’t exactly chicken noodle soup it was DELICIOUS and just what I wanted! Thank you to post this today! I added an extra tbs of the ranch seasoning!

  13. That sounds like such a warm, comfy meal! And how is it that I never knew ranch mix came in a little bottle like that? I need to pay more attention at the grocery store.

  14. Jay

    Can’t beat a good bowl of chicken soup. I’m thinking that tub of ranch seasoning will show up in the dessert section soon.

  15. I can hardly wait to make this one! It looks great!

    I hope I didn’t freak you out by being a picky palate groupie and talking to you on Sunday… I was just so excited that I recognized you and I love your blog. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. No way! So glad you said hi ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s funny, most people who recognize me are people visiting at our church, lol! So glad you said hey….let me know what you think of this soup. It’s similar to the hearty healthy one you like :0)

  16. Sounds yummy!! I make chicken soup the same way, but have never added the Ranch. I think my famiy would thoroughly enjoy your recipe!! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Leslie

    Sounds yummy, but more like something I should be making here in Portland, OR because we have had weeks and weeks of rain! How is the weather in the OC? I grew up in Newport Beach and we’ll be staying on Balboa Island for the first few weeks of July.

  18. oh no you didn’t ? ranch… in my chicken soup? this is GENIUS and I want it now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    as always. your food sounds delicious and your photos, beautiful!

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