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!

Success Rice is a great pantry staple to always keep on hand, and you’re sure to find a variety of Success Rice that everyone in your family will love (you can read more about each different variety here). And Success Brown Rice and White Rice also come in two different package sizes – 14oz. and 32oz. – so you can always make the perfect amount of rice for your household.

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup - A Family Feast

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


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.


  • 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


  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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  • Cathy Sperry wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Absolutely Cathy! Any kind of leftover cooked chicken will work in this recipe!

      • Tammy wrote:

        Can you use regular rice or instant rice and if so what would be the measurements for that?

        • Martha wrote:

          Hi Tammy – Yes – depending on how thick and hearty you’d like your soup, you can use anywhere from 1-1/2 to 3 cups of rice for the full recipe.

    • April V. wrote:

      Our go-to dish is pineapple chicken, it seems like it would take a long time but really, it is super quick – just blanch the chicken, make the sauce and add in veggies and pineapple. Quick and tasty.

    • teresa sulyok wrote:

      love chicken and rice in all forms.

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

  • Dawn wrote:

    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.

    • Martha wrote:

      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!

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    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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    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Medeja!

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    This soup looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Pinned!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Amy!

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    Wow, looks good and easy enough to try this out one night for the family! Thanks

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jung!

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    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Janet!

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    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!

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  • Olya wrote:

    Do you know if this soup freezes well? Thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      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!

  • Maria wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Maria! No – we haven’t tried freezing it.

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    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.

    • Martha wrote:

      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!

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  • Bec wrote:

    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?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Bec – You’ll need about 3 cups of cooked chicken!

  • SkippyMom wrote:

    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.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you!

  • susie wrote:

    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?

    • Martha wrote:

      Sure Susie – I assume you will post your own photo on Facebook?

  • Maripat wrote:

    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.

    • Martha wrote:

      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!

      • Maripat wrote:

        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.

        • Martha wrote:

          Thank you so much! I will check it out!!

  • Susie wrote:

    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.

    • Martha wrote:

      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!

  • Paula wrote:

    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.

    • Martha wrote:

      I’m sorry to hear you were unhappy with the recipe Paula! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

  • Nancy R wrote:

    Good but needs more flavor! Thx!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks for your feedback Nancy!

  • Rosalinda wrote:

    When do I add the heavy cream, this is my first time???

  • Rosalinda wrote:

    It was delicioso, creamy mmmmhhh thanks for sharing your recipe with us!!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Rosalinda – Sorry for not responding sooner – you would add the heavy cream in Step 5. Glad you enjoyed the soup!!

  • Karen Kreutzer wrote:

    The amount you stated is that cooked or uncooked rice ?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Karen – Thanks for your question. The two bags of Success Rice are cooked in step 5 of the recipe – so that is uncooked to start. If you were asking about the 1 1/2 to 3 cups of rice that we mentioned in the comments (if you aren’t using the Success Rice) – that is cooked. Hope you love the soup!

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