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Weeknight Chicken Rice Soup

Weeknight Chicken & Rice Soup

My Weeknight Chicken & Rice Soup is good for the stomach and the soul! It's packed with chicken, rice, vegetables, bacon and more! Enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword best chicken soup, easy chicken soup, homemade chicken soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 375kcal
Author Jenny


  • Stove


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2005IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.3mg