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Chick-n-Rice Soup

From Freeport, Michigan, Sara Nelson notes, “The ladies of a church I attended years ago served this hearty crowd-pleaser on many occasions. It’s a very satisfying soup!” It also makes a family-pleasing main dish for a weeknight meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 8 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh carrots
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (6.9 ounces) chicken-flavored rice and vermicelli mix
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules


  • In a large saucepan, bring water, celery and carrots to a boil. Stir in the chicken, rice mix and bouillon. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 184 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 683mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • astarzynski
    Mar 16, 2019

    Excellent!!! The whole family loved it!

  • lbroadh2o
    Feb 1, 2019

    This makes a simple weeknight dinner. It’s easy to make and also economical.

  • teach71
    Feb 19, 2015

    Made this for my coworkers and it was a hit. My crock pot was licked clean! I was worried it would be too salty but it wasn't. Making it again tonight for my family. This is great for cold winter days! This time I added some onion and a few extra fine soup noodles. My house smells wonderful! Bonus-it is super easy to make, especially when rotisserie chicken is used.

  • cherylyoung
    Feb 15, 2013

    I agree with the other reviews. It tastes great & is so easy. A keeper for sure!

  • GeekMoxie
    Nov 12, 2012

    Tasty soup and it's so easy. I added some frozen corn and fresh parsley and my husband and I loved it. I'll make this again for sure.

  • susell
    Feb 4, 2012

    This recipe is one of my very favorites. It makes a hearty meal and tastes especially good on blustery winter days. Great for cheering up a sick friend or taking to a pot luck gathering. Highy recommended.

  • misspk
    Jan 7, 2010

    My family loves soup & sandwich night, so I'm always looking for quick and easy soup recipes. This one is a winner! I always keep cooked chicken or turkey in my freezer and I use them interchangeably. I've made this soup using the rice and vermicelli mix and also with whatever leftover rice I might have on hand. DELICIOUS!

  • ally23_99
    Nov 3, 2009

    I cook for my husband's Grandparents and they are always requesting soup. This was a yummy soup that cooked quickly but tasted like it was cooking all day

  • mneumann
    May 17, 2009

    This soup has a wonderful taste to it. Fast and easy and economical. Highly recommend!