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Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

My Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup is good for the soul! It’s packed with chicken, rice, vegetables, bacon and more! Enjoy!

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Doesn’t get much better than my Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup! Homemade soup doesn’t have to take all day in the kitchen. With my tips and tricks, you’ll have this gorgeous pot of comfort food on your table in about 30 minutes.

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How To Prepare Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

You’ll need some basic ingredients to get you started. For speedy prep time buy pre-cooked chicken such as a Rotisserie. I also LOVE getting my carrots, celery and onion already chopped. Trader Joe’s has an awesome little package all ready for your soup needs. Cook the rice ahead of time and I also use microwave bacon to save even more time!

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Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Once your oil is hot, saute the carrots, onion and celery along with minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Add your cooked shredded chicken to the pot.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Pour in the chicken broth.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Stir in the cooked rice.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Stir in one packet of Ranch Dressing mix. This gives the entire soup it’s flavor.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Add the cooked, crumbled bacon.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Stir all ingredients together and simmer until ready to serve. This is a weeknight favorite this time of year!

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Tips For Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

*For weeknight meals, take advantage of using pre-cooked meats, pre-chopped vegetables and even cooked rice. Having these items in your refrigerator helps when whipping up quick fix weeknight meals.

*Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup makes the perfect meal to bring to new moms or families in need of dinner. It’s comforting, quick to prepare and hearty.

*Serve Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup with a green salad and crusty bread if desired.

*Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner, chicken soup, dinner, quick fix dinner, soup, weeknight dinner
Servings: 12
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken such as rotisserie
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked white rice I used basmati
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing dry mix
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 strips cooked crisp bacon crumbled (I used microwave bacon)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Heat oil in 5 quart pot over medium heat. When oil is hot add onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until softened. Stir in chicken, chicken broth, rice, Ranch Dressing mix, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in crumbed bacon and fresh parsley. Reduce heat to simmer until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 676mg29%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2005IU40%
Vitamin C 9.4mg11%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Jen says:

    What kind of pot is that you are using? Love it!

  2. 2
    Amanda says:

    Have you ever used brown rice for this? I’m not opposed to white rice I just don’t have any on hand but have everything else to whip this up for dinner!

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