Super Easy Chicken & Rice Soup
Easy Chicken Soup Recipe

Super Easy Chicken & Rice Soup

Use leftover rice and purchase a rotisserie chicken to make this super easy yet heartwarming soup.

20 min
35 min


1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

2 to 3 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced

2 to 3 medium (1 cup) carrots, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

48 ounces (6 cups) chicken broth

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 cups cooked rice  

2 cups skinned, boned, chopped deli rotisserie chicken

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Salt, if desired

Pepper, if desired


 *Substitute cooked wild or brown rice.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4- to 6-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic; continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until onions are softened.

  2. STEP 2

    Add chicken broth, water and paprika. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 7-9 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and carrots are tender. Stir in rice, chicken and parsley. Cook 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tip #1

To save some time, purchase a bag of matchstick or julienne carrots for this recipe.


5Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
1040Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
17Protein (g)


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  February 25, 2018

Cheap and easy. $6 for the chicken, $3 worth of veggies and a week's worth of YUM!

— says Rich
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  February 19, 2018

So easy and quick to make. Thank you! So good, definitely going to make this again!

— says Erica
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