Creamy Chicken Rice Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes4 servings (1-1/4 qt.)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute carrot, celery and onion until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in rice, seasonings and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Mix flour and milk until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken; heat through.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 312 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 699mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.
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Jul 16, 2019
I made it per the recipe but added a can of drained whole kernel corn plus salt, butter and thyme. Rave reviews!
Mar 31, 2019
I made this for a quick lunch one day, omitting the celery, and using half and half instead of evaporated milk. My family LOVED it. I will definitely make this again!
Mar 5, 2019
Very delicious! Made recipe as is except for omitting celery and adding an extra carrot instead and added 3/4 tsp of dried oregano. It was warm and comforting along with homemade corn muffins. Definite keeper!!
Nov 17, 2018
Very tasty! I used heavy cream instead of canned milk and added a small chopped green pepper when I sauteed the other veggies. Will definitely make again!
Feb 1, 2018
This was really good. We loved the basil in it.
Jan 22, 2017
This is good. Followed recipe as written, except I didn't have basil. Used a bit of sage instead. I did boil chicken with carrots, celery and onion, then removed all of that and used that stock as the broth.Loved the creaminess of the recipe. Will make this again.
Jan 22, 2017
This was good. Followed the recipe as written, but I did not have any basil, so I added a bit of sage instead. I did boil chicken with carrots, celery and onion, then removed all of that and used that stock as the broth.I love the creaminess of the soup. Will be making again!
Jan 3, 2017
I made this exactly as written, but it was somewhat bland. I had to add extra salt, pepper, garlic and basil to get more flavor. My family does not like spicy food, but they do like well-seasoned and flavorful food. I will make this again with more seasoning and may try adding more rice, as my family kept asking why there wasn't more rice. Overall, it was delicious!
Mar 8, 2016
An easy recipe that produces a tasty, comforting soup. I doubled the recipe, used leftover chicken & added 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. I used heavy whipping cream in place of the evaporated milk. I love that this soup is creamy but not thick & heavy like many cream soups are.
Feb 14, 2016
I thought this was extremely good and I just tripled everything for my family. Didn't use the basil, and used more garlic. We all loved the soup..Will make again on cold days like today..