This Chicken and Rice soup is super easy and so tasty. This soup will warm you up on a cold day or night, and comes together very quickly!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I looooooooove a good soup. There is something so comforting about a big bowl of warm soup on a cold night (and wow has it been cold lately!). Living in South Carolina, we get some cold weather during the winter months, but usually we can usually wear shorts while picking out a Christmas tree. We get small bursts of cold weather but it typically warms up during the daytime, for the most part anyway! I think I have seen snow (like real snow) maybe twice. Well, we have had unseasonably cold weather these past few days (the highs have been 30’s!), and I believe we have even more on the way, perhaps even a little snow! Eeeeek!
Not sure if it is super cold where you are, but this soup is perfect for those cold days and nights. Even if it’s not super cold, this soup is so delish and I think you need to try it (especially if you have a picky eater, or even a sick family member or friend)!
This soup really couldn’t get any easier. It’s basically just sautéing some vegetables, adding chicken stock, rice, fresh thyme, and chicken (oh, and garlic – CAN’T forget that!). Let that simmer – and you are done! Dinner is on the table in about 45 minutes or so, and that is including prep time! I love these quick, no fuss recipes that I can throw together after work.
This recipe is also pretty healthy. Veggies, chicken stock, chicken and rice. I use Jasmine rice because I love it! It always comes out perfectly for me. I use reduced sodium chicken stock because I prefer to control my salt content. I also use a rotisserie chicken for this recipe as it makes things super easy! Just pick the chicken off of the bones and add it to the soup. You can certainly use left over chicken or make chicken for this recipe. Even left over turkey would be delish!
The leftovers from this soup are also super yummy. The rice tends to soaks up a lot of the liquid in the soup, so if you find that this has happened with your soup, just add a little chicken stock to the bowl before you heat it up.
Orzo is also a great alternative to rice! My mother-in-law makes a soup very similar to this and she uses orzo and it’s delish. You could also use wild rice – that would be so good! Your cooking time may vary if you use orzo or wild rice.
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