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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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!

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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

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

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.


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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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  • Kelly D wrote:

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

  • heather wrote:

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

  • Natalie wrote:

    I love to make chicken stir fry over white rice!

  • Natalie wrote:
  • Natalie wrote:

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

  • CR Williams wrote:
  • CR Williams wrote:

    We love Chicken Fried Rice

  • Mami2jcn wrote:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/506937867516805122

  • Mami2jcn wrote:

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

  • Maria wrote:

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

  • Elena wrote:

    We like risotto.

  • Nicole wrote:
  • Nicole wrote:

    We love making a Butternut Squash with Brown Rice Dressing Recipe. It is perfect to for a Fall recipe & it so good!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea wrote:

    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.

  • Sandy Headtke wrote:
  • Sandy Headtke wrote:

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

  • 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!

  • Betty wrote:

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

  • 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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