Chilly-Day Chicken Soup Recipe
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Chilly-Day Chicken Soup Recipe

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“This was one of the things I ate on my healthy-heart diet and I lost 67 pounds in six months. It's a very light and tasty chicken soup. I hope you like it.” Deborah Mitchell - Clarksville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup diced red potatoes
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked instant rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 205 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 772 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch 1 vegetable 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small nonstick saucepan, saute chicken and onion in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the potatoes, carrot, broth, water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Return to a boil; stir in rice and salt. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chilly-Day Chicken Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p29

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"My whole picky family loved it. Although next time, I need to double the recipe. I did add 1 tablespoon of chicken base."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2008

"I thought at the bottom of the recipe page there was a suggestion of converting this to a beef soup. What was the cut of beef used?"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

"wow! what else was on your diet plan? that's a GREAT weight loss! congrats!"

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