Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup has become one of my families all time favorite soups. I seem to make it at least once a month. You might be surprised to hear it, but several my kids have confessed to preferring it over the treasured Chicken Noodle that has been a staple around here for ages. This is true. Move over noodles…rice has come to take your place. At least in the world of soup. At least at my house. What ever you choose to love the most at your house is entirely up to you. Go ahead and love Chicken Noodle the most if you would like, who am I to judge you. To each his own.
While I generally make this soup on the stove top, I have been working on a Crock Pot version (something that takes minimal effort!) for a while now and finally have a recipe worthy of sharing and saving and making again and again and again. The broth has a nice, slightly creamy texture and the flavor is savory and satisfying. It’s comfort food, plain and simple. Hope you love it as much as we do. 🙂
Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Soup
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Time: 10 min prep + 6-8 hours cooking
Yield: 10 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1 C carrots, chopped
1 C celery, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
10 C water
8 chicken bullion cubes (or 8 t bullion granules)
salt and pepper
1 t parsley
1 bay leaf
1 t thyme
2 chicken breasts
2 chicken thighs
1 C rice (I use short grain)
1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
2. Add them to a 6-7 quart crock pot.
3. Pour 10 cups of water over the veggies.
9. Add 1 cup of uncooked rice (I used short grain rice). Alternatively, you could add 2 cups fully cooked rice. If you choose to add the precooked rice, go ahead and add it with the shredded chicken let it simmer for about 30 minutes so the rice can take on the flavor of the soup.
11. Add one can of cream of chicken soup. Give it a nice stir to combine. This will give the soup just a touch of creaminess. Put the lid back on and allow the cream soup to heat up, should only take 10 minutes or so.
Serve and enjoy!