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Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

This is an easy homemade chicken and rice soup recipe with mushrooms. It is hearty and full of old fashioned flavor. Don't miss our healthy tip, at the bottom of this recipe, for how to add whole grains to this chicken rice soup.

Best Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 6)
Time: Less than 1 1/2 hours

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter


  • 1/2 bundle of parsley, finely chopped


  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped


  • 1/2 lb mushrooms, coarsley chopped


  • 8 cups of water


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts


  • 4 celery stalks, chopped


  • 4 carrots, chopped


  • 3/4 cup white rice


  • 1 bay leaf


  • 1 teaspoon thyme


  • Bouillon (your favorite brand)


  • Directions

    Heat olive oil or butter in a medium stockpot over medium heat. Add parsley, onion, and mushrooms. Saute until onion is translucent.

    Add water, chicken, celery, and carrots. Boil until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken and shred or chop into bite-size pieces. Return chicken to the pot.

    Bring to a boil and add rice, bay leaf, thyme, and bouillon. Cook just until rice is tender (about 30 minutes). Adjust bouillon and water for desired taste and consistency. Remove bay leaf and serve warm with one of our whole grain breads.

    Whole Grain Twist!

    To add health without compromising flavor, substitute brown rice for the white rice.




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