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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup - This delicious and hearty soup only takes about 30-minutes to prepare! The perfect quick weeknight family dinner!

 

This post is sponsored by BlogHer and Success Rice.

School just started for us last week, and I can’t believe how busy our weeknights have already become! Between work and school and homework, plus after-school activities – not to mention everything else going on in our lives – things are pretty hectic! So quick-to-prepare meals are where it’s at for us right now – like this delicious Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup.

This recipe couldn’t be any quicker or easier to make – it only takes about 30 minutes – and it’s a hearty and delicious meal that both kids and adults will love! (I call that a Mealtime Success!) This creamy chicken and rice soup takes advantage of a few short cuts – but in a very delicious way! First – we used a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket (any cooked chicken will do), and – we used Success® Rice!

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup - This delicious and hearty soup only takes about 30-minutes to prepare! The perfect quick weeknight family dinner!

Success Rice is the original no mess, no measure boil-in-bag rice that cooks perfectly every time in just 10 minutes – and it comes in four delicious varieties: Whole Grain Brown Rice and White Rice, as well as their globally-inspired varieties including fragrant Thai Jasmine Rice (which we used in today’s recipe) and Basmati Rice.

The Jasmine Rice was the perfect addition to our creamy chicken and rice soup. With its buttery, nutty fragrance, and silky, smooth grains – it is delicious mixed with the tender chunks of chicken and sautéed vegetables in our soup’s creamy chicken broth!

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup - This delicious and hearty soup only takes about 30-minutes to prepare! The perfect quick weeknight family dinner!

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
 
Serves: 6-8 servings
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If you prefer your soup with lots of broth, use only one bag of Success Jasmine Rice. If you like thicker and heartier soup, use two bags. (For our recipe, we used two bags.) Note that the cooked rice will absorb some of the broth once combined so if you reheat any leftovers the next day, more chicken stock or cream may be needed to thin the soup.
Ingredients
  • 1 two-pound rotisserie chicken
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 quart low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 bags Success Jasmine Rice, see note
Instructions
  1. Remove the meat from the rotisserie chicken and dice into bite sized pieces. (One two-pound cooked rotisserie chicken will yield about one pound of usable meat, equivalent to about three cups of diced cooked chicken.)
  2. In a medium pot over medium high heat, melt butter and add carrots, onion, celery, parsley, pepper, thyme and garlic powder. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Lower heat to medium and add flour. Stir and cook for three more minutes.
  3. Add stock and stir with wooden spoon until combined. Add cooked chicken and stir. Reduce temperature to low.
  4. Bring a medium pan of water to a boil and place two bags of Success rice into water and follow directions on box (or follow microwave directions on box).
  5. When rice is almost done, heat soup back up and add peas and cream and stir. Taste and only add salt if needed. Depending on the brand of stock you buy, salt may not be needed.
  6. Once rice is done, follow box directions to remove and drain and add rice to soup.
  7. Stir and serve.

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  1. This sounds so good. I have leftover BBQ chicken I was wondering if I could use that chicken to make this soup

  2. Plain old buttered rice with carrots and peas is my family’s favorite

  3. Hi do you think this could be adapted to use in a soup maker, I have just bought one and this soup sounds very nice, but would be to much to make in my soup maker.

    • Hi Dawn – We’ve actually never used a soup maker so unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with how they cook and the quantities it will hold! This is also such a simple soup to prepare in a standard pot on the stove – that still might be easiest! But if you do try it in the soup maker, please let us know how it works out! Thanks for writing to us!

  4. Rice pudding is my favorite, and yes I can make a meal out of it.

  5. I am a major soup eater year round. Such a classic combo that I already KNOW I love it. The fact that it is creamy is why I pinned it. I like the idea.
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  6. We love making a Butternut Squash with Brown Rice Dressing Recipe. It is perfect to for a Fall recipe & it so good!

  7. We like risotto.

  8. Pinned and will definitely make this fall/winter. Looks delicious !

  9. My mother’s “arroz con pollo” recipe from Colombia is our go-to recipe.

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  11. We love Chicken Fried Rice

  12. My family’s favorite go-to rice dish is chicken stir fry with teriyaki sauce served over white rice.

  13. I love to make chicken stir fry over white rice!

  14. My family’s favorite go to rice dish is stir fry over white rice.

  15. We like a veggie and rice stir fry with lots of broccoli and mushrooms.

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  17. What a lovely comfort food!
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  18. I like mixing rice with salsa as a great side to tacos, or burritos.

  19. i like Rice pudding

  20. We like chicken stir fry with lots of vegetables

  21. Our family’s favorite is dirty rice….
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  22. Our favorite is Katsudo-pork cutlet bowl with rice.
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  24. I like cheesy broccoli rice with chicken.

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  27. Our go to recipe that includes rice is beef burritos!

  28. I like using Jasmine Rice with stir fry dishes.

  29. I like using Jasmine Rice with stir fry dishes.

  30. we like chili and rice

  31. Imake a no peek chicken and rice dish we like

  32. This soup looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Pinned!
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  33. Wow, looks good and easy enough to try this out one night for the family! Thanks

  34. Right now we are still enjoying the last of summer with a rice salad that has kale and cilantro in it. I look forward to this beautiful soup when I can finally admit the season has changed!

  35. My family loves jambalaya!

  36. I’m a big chicken and red rice fan!

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  37. I like to make cheesy Mexican rice to go with enchiladas.

  38. My family’s favorite rice dish is something we call Texas Hash that my mother used to make. It’s ground beef with onions, peppers and celery with a tomato base and rice in a casserole. I put shredded cheese on top.

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  49. Chicken gumbo! We never get tired of it!

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  53. Stephanie Phelps :

    My husband and kids love my Broccoli cheese and rice casserole but yours sound delicious as well!

  54. Stephanie Phelps :
  55. My favourite way to eat rice is in pudding 🙂

  56. I made this last night and it was fabulous! The husband, big kid and I loved it. The 2 year old ate it but didn’t care for it, but she’s weird about casserole, one dish stuff. I guess she likes to see what’s in hers. Thanks for the great recipe.

  57. We eat a lot of rice. Our favorite rice dish, though, is Indian Butter Chicken over rice. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

  58. This sounds great. My favorite rice is PR yellow rice. I have been doing really well with brown and wild rices to get healthier.

  59. Rice with teriyaki chicken.

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  65. Orange chicken over rice!

  66. Cindy Merrill :

    I make soft tacos and add rice to the cooked & mashed pinto beans for a hearty meal my family loves:Generally, any leftover cooked vegetable can be added as well. It’s so inexpensive and very good.

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    My family loves Pork fried rice.

  68. Margaret Smith :
  69. My favorite is my husband’s chicken stir fry.

  70. Pork fried rice.

  71. My family likes fried rice.

  72. I love Southwest Veggie & Rice Casserole. 🙂
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  73. We are fans of chicken fried rice.

  74. We like risotto.

  75. Anastasia Falling :

    One of our favorite rice dishes is orange chicken over rice! YUM! A big favorie with the whole family 🙂

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  77. We like beef stew over rice and hot rolls from the oven
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  78. We love all stuffed peppers with rice..
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  79. I make a hamburger/rice/broccoli casserole. Double the recipe, freeze half and have 2 meals in very little time.

  80. My families go to rice dish is Stuffed Bell Peppers 🙂

  81. One of our favorite rice dishes is actually chicken and rice soup. Your recipe looks delicious, I will have to try it out for a twist on our usual recipe.
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  82. we like sweet and sour chicken and rice

  83. Sharon Harmon :

    Our family’s fave rice dish is called “Bachlorette Surprise”! It starts with cooked rice on the plate first, then drained ground beef with drained sautéed corn (w/ground beef after draining) on top of the rice; add cooked brown gravy out of a packet on top of it all, and you’ve got a winner!! My husband and kids ask for it every week! I made it a lot when I was a bachelorette. lol!

  84. I want to try making my first at home Thai dish, maybe Jasmine would be a good option. I noticed they had a Thai option? We primarily eat vegetarian dishes though, so although I’m sure this is an awesome recipe, it won’t work *quite* as is for us! 😀

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  86. My family loves chicken and rice soup!!!! I will have to give this recipe a try!

  87. Buttered brown rice with peas and corn is an easy go to for us.

  88. The next time I make chicken soup, I am totally adding cream. Your soup looks so good, I wish I had some right now! Thanks for the idea.

    Anyway, my go-to rice recipe involves my rice cooker, which I love. I soften some onions in oil, then stir in the rice. Water and/or stock, salt, and some herbs and/or spices, and that’s it!

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  94. we love chicken, broccoli and rice casserole

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  96. We like to bake rice, chicken and cream of chicken soup together. It’s a great meal for the cold months ahead. Thank you!

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  98. Pat Englehart :

    I could have rice with every meal – that’s how much I love it. But my favorite is rice with Barbecued Chicken!

  99. Chicken stir fry served over rice is our usual rice dish.

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  101. Ours would be a stir fry with whatever meat we have on hand.

  102. We love Polynesian Pork over rice.

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  104. OK, this recipe looks right up our alley! I’m going to print it and try it out. I love to make dishes with rotisserie chicken – so quick and easy! Our favorite rice dish is fish tacos. We like to make Mexican rice to go with the tacos.
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  105. I have a chicken and rice casserole that is a family favorite.

  106. We like to have good ol’ rice and beans for dinner.

  107. We love chicken,cream of mushroom,milk and rice.
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  130. We usually have some type of stir fry with lots of veggies, or in winter it’s nice to serve chili over rice.

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  134. Oh my goodness that soup looks good! Our go-to rice dish is stuffed peppers with rice.

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  135. Our favorite rice dish is shrimp stir fry over rice.
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  161. I don’t know if we have a favorite – I’d forgotten about chicken & rice soup. It’s that time of year – I may have to make this on the weekend!

  162. My favorite rice dish is with a good stir fry.
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  163. My family’s favorite go-to rice dish is jambalaya.

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    My family’s favorite go-to rice dish is Bacon Fried Rice.

  165. chili over rice is our go to

  166. Do you know if this soup freezes well? Thanks!

    • Hi Oyla – We haven’t tried freezing it ourselves so I don’t know for sure. If you are going to try it, I’d recommend freezing it before adding the rice. Hope that helps!

  167. I just made this and loved it! Hubby did too! I switched out the cream with milk though. Have yiu tried freezing this?

  168. stirfry!

  169. fried rice

  170. Made this soup last week and can’t say enough times about how we love, love, love this soup.
    Had all the ingredients on hand, (always keep boned chicken breasts in the freezer), simply cooked them up in a little butter and oil and voila, a truly great tasting soup. Will make again and again.

    • Thank you so much Suzanne! We’re very glad you enjoyed the recipe (it’s one of our family’s favorites!). Thanks for taking the time to write to us!

  171. We love rice and our favorite dish is chicken fried rice !

  172. We don’t buy rotisserie chicken. My husband doesn’t like the texture of the meat in them. I’m going to use skinless thighs and breast. About how many cups of chicken would you be using from a rotisserie chicken?

  173. I was pleasantly suprised that this recipe used no canned soup [cream of chicken/musshroom etc] to make it quick and easy considering that you were using a boil and bag rice instant rice. I don’t use premade, canned or boxed items due to a sodium limit I have to adhere to, but can easily substitute my own chicken and regular brown and white rice for this. Wonderful recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

  174. I changed the recipe a bit. threw in a handful (3/4C approx) of uncooked basmati rice – used my own stock that I made from the rotisserie chicken. used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of cream, but made sure not to boil it. I didn’t have any peas, used dried parsley flakes and fresh garlic.

    You recipe I’m sure is wonderful, but I used what I had. may I have your permission to put my version on my FB page but WITH a link to your original recipe?

  175. I made this soup for dinner last night; it was DELICIOUS! The flavor profile is perfect. Chef Jack knows how to season! I used a one pint jar of my home-canned chicken, and a one pint jar of my home-dehydrated instant rice. Those quantities closely matched this recipe and performed perfectly. This soup definitely is a keeper! Thank you for sharing your expertise.

    • Thank you so much Maripat! We’re both very glad you enjoyed the recipe as much as we did – and I’m very intrigued by your home-dehydrated instant rice!

      • Christy Jordan, of Southern Plate, has a youtube video demonstrating rice dehydration. It’s super easy. I package rice in 1 pint canning jars with an oxygen absorber in each jar. I use a regular canning flat and ring lid, then pull a vacuum with a Waring hand-held vacuum pump. We live in tornado country. When storms knock out power for extended periods, it’s nice to have a versatile, tasty supply of shelf-stable food, so that’s the genesis of our pantry, and my motivation to make my own instant rice. In soup applications, my instant rice tastes like fresh-cooked rice.

  176. This soup is delicous. Do you think it would freeze well? The only changes I made were to omit
    onion and garlic (I’m alergic) and added mushrooms.

    • Thanks Susie! I wouldn’t suggest freezing it – dairy usually separates when it is frozen and I’m afraid the rice would also get mushy once it is thawed. You could always make half a recipe the next time if it makes more than you can eat! Hope that helps!

  177. Either I bought some super potent dried thyme, or you have a typo in the recipe. I made this and it was overpowered by thyme. We could not eat it.

  178. Good but needs more flavor! Thx!