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Soothing Chicken Soup

 Soothing Chicken Soup
"I made a few improvements to a fast-to-fix recipe to create this comforting soup," says Kris Countryman of Joliet, Illinois. It's easy to stir up with broth, soup mix and instant rice.
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, simmer celery in broth until tender.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until the rice is tender. Yield:
  • 16 servings (4 quarts).
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.