Recipe by CAQUINN2
"You can't go wrong with this easy cream of chicken rice soup. The perfect comfort food for a cold day!"
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - shredded
salt and pepper to taste
garlic, finely chopped
Italian flat leaf parsley
uncooked instant rice
Old Bay Seasoning TM
With a few adjustments to suit my cooking habits and family's tastes this was easily a five-star recipe. I doubled both the onion and garlic; omited the herb bundle; and added 1 cup of water into the soup, using non-instant rice which I also simply added into the pot THEN simmered for the 25 minutes. Perfect! My husband thought it was the best!
It was okay. Not as creamy as I had thought it would be.
This is a good, easy recipe. I added some heavy cream and little more flour to the broth for a creamier texture. Good stuff!
A perfect soup for a cold day! I omitted the thyme simply because I’m not a fan of it. I chopped 1 TBSP of fresh parsley and added it to the soup; as opposed to making an herb bundle. I had leftover chicken breasts from the night before. I chopped up the chicken and added to the soup and simmered as called for. I also had leftover rice, which I added to the soup once I turned the heat off. The Old Bay Seasoning adds a delightful flavor and browning the flour beforehand makes for a wonderfully creamy soup without the floury taste. The best recipe for cream of chicken soup I’ve yet to find, and sooooo… simple! The recipe states that it serves 12. I halved the recipe and it was only enough for one meal for my husband and me. If you’re using this for a main course, as I did; you may want to increase the amount.
I'm giving this recipe 5 stars even though I made some tweeks with it after reading ALL of the previous reviews. This is a great base recipe, but we all have different tastes, so it bothers me when people cut down a recipe without making their personal adjustments to it. I made this last night for a Men's get together that is happening tonight. I doubled the recipe & made these adjustments: instead of chicken breasts, I got a roasted chicken from my local grocery and chopped all the meat up. I used 2 onions, 8 cloves of garlic (we like garlic). I used 6 cups chicken broth, 4 cups half/half, 2 cups heavy cream. I didn't use the spice bundle, instead just added 2 TBSP of dried parsley. Even though I doubled the recipe, I used only 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice. I also sprinkled in some of Paula Deen's "House Seasoning"...I always have that on hand. I did have to add a little bit of corn startch to thicken it up a bit...but the final product was PERFECT! I will definitely be making again. BTW, the longer it cooks on the stove, the better. Tonight I will be transfering it over to my crock pot to keep it warm.
This recipe is quite good but I like a little more exotic flavors. I used a whole large onion and added a chopped hot pepper and 1 tsp. curry powder to give it some zing. I used cooked brown rice I had on hand instead of instant. A little different but very, very yummy.
This was a very good recipe but like all recipes I put my own touches into it. I had roasted a chicken the night before so I used the left over chicken from it. I also added 1/2 white wine and cut down the milk 1/2 cup. In place of 1 cup of broth I added the left over gravy from the night before that was chicken broth based. I didn't have Old Bay so I used Emerill's chicken rub and about 1/2 tsp. of tarragon. I also sauteed about 1/2 lb. baby portabellas and 1/2 matchstick carrots in TBS. of butter and added it with the rice and about 1/2 steamed peas. Simmered it for 30 minutes, removed the bay leaf, added a little fresh ground sea salt and pepper to taste. Absolutely delicious. Very elegant soup, I felt like I could serve it at a dinner party. I think fresh aspargus in season would be good in it too. Thanks for sharing.
Easy and delicious! Helpful hint: sear the chicken first then add water to let the chicken cook through, and then use the chicken broth in the soup! I ended up adding at least 1 cup extra broth to thin out the soup. Used instant brown rice and it turned out great!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Cream of Chicken Rice Soup
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 137
** Calories from Fat: 50
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