Homemade chicken rice soup! Just the sound of that makes me smile on cold winter days or any other time of year when I need an extra dose of comfort!
My homemade chicken rice soup is a favorite around here—especially when we need something comforting. This chicken rice soup recipe is a comforting classic, perfect for chilly days or when you’re feeling under the weather. Packed with tender chicken, savory broth, and hearty rice, it’s a wholesome dish that’s both delicious and easy to make!
I love the fact doesn’t take long from start to finish. In fact, dinner can be ready and on the table within an hour.
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I’ve always found comfort in soups of all types. Not only do I like this homemade chicken and rice soup, I also enjoy this homemade bean soup.
Another one I like that’s a bit spicier is this delicious Instant Pot taco soup. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make it on the stovetop or in your slow cooker.
I also enjoy this delicious homemade cream of mushroom soup. The flavor tops anything you can get from a can.
Since I grew up in mostly warmer climates, I never thought of soup as being a cold-weather food. However, I understand why people enjoy coming in from the cold and having fresh, hot soup.
This soup is also good to serve when someone doesn’t feel well. According to the Cleveland Clinic, chicken soup contains some compounds that help fight colds and flu.
Ingredients for Chicken Rice Soup
Of course, you’ll need chicken and rice to make homemade chicken rice soup. You’ll also need some chopped carrots, celery, chicken broth, and Worcestershire sauce.
If you want extra seasoning, include some salt and pepper.
How to Make Homemade Chicken Rice Soup
Making this soup is easy and doesn’t take long at all. I like to cut the chicken and vegetables before I start putting everything into the pot.
First, combine all of the ingredients except the rice in a medium-size pot.
Cook on medium heat until the carrots and celery are tender. Add the rice and continue cooking until the rice is tender.
Finally, taste the soup to make sure it’s like you want it.
Ladle it into individual bowls and serve with crackers, bread, or a sandwich.
What to Serve with Homemade Chicken Rice Soup
A sandwich is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of what to eat with soup. In fact, one of my favorite sandwiches is made with this pimento cheese spread.
Another thing I like to serve with soup is this tomato cucumber corn salad.
Or if you prefer a more traditional food, try this bacon lettuce and tomato salad.
I also enjoy peanut butter sandwiches. If you want everything homemade, try making this peanut butter from scratch. It’s easier to make than the soup—if that’s even possible.
Another dessert you might enjoy is this mug cake that you can make in any flavor you want.
We also enjoy various flavors of dump cakes. They’re easy to make, loaded with flavor, and have just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy cravings.
One of our favorites is this pineapple dump cake. It has tropical flavors that are reminiscent of a warm, relaxing vacation.
Chicken and Rice Soup – Comfort in a Bowl
Next time you need a comforting food, make this chicken rice soup. It’s quick and easy, and the payoff is amazingly delicious!
- 1 cup of cooked, chopped chicken (baked, rotisserie, or canned)
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup of chopped celery
- 3/4 cup of white rice
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients except the rice. Cook on medium heat for approximately 15 minutes, until the carrots and celery are tender.
- If you want to add salt and pepper, do it now.
- Add the rice and cook on medium heat for another 10 minutes, until the rice is done.
- Ladle into soup bowls and serve with your favorite crackers or bread.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 141Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 37mgSodium 1092mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 11g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
See this recipe shared at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage.