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Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

This soothing soup hits the spot on chilly fall and winter days. I frequently simmer up big batches of this soup during the cooler months.—Kevin Bruckerhoff, Columbia, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 3 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, place water, chicken, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. With a slotted spoon, remove chicken from broth. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard skin and bones. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Skim fat from broth; add chicken and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables and rice are tender. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 128 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 543 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.