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. Fuji Mama

    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!

  2. Ashley

    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!

  3. Mrs. L

    I had no idea you could get ranch in those little jars. Very cool I’ll have to look for it.

  4. ivoryhut

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Cookin' Canuck

    I could eat soup everyday, regardless of the weather. This looks so hearty, but light.

  7. marla {family fresh cooking}

    I love your fabulous clean & healthy soup. I too enjoy a bowl of soup year round ๐Ÿ™‚ Great seeing you today. xo

  8. Mamawags

    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. Jenny

      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)

  9. Jocelyn

    This looks fab and fresh! I love the addition of the ranch seasoning..I am all for anything ranch flavored ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Michelle

    Chicken Soup is always a favorite and adding a TBL of Ranch dressing just takes the soup to a new level!

  11. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin'

    I’m with you – I eat soup all year round. It’s the perfect lunch, in my opinion!

  12. Brandy

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Kristina

    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!

  15. Jamie Cooks It Up!

    Looks great! I can’t go more than a week without eating soup…bring on the heat!

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