Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup will warm your soul on a cold winter day. It's made with rotisserie chicken, rice, green peas, carrots, onions and cream.
What You'll Love About This Recipe
It's tough to beat a heaping bowl full of Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup. Add a slice of cast iron cornbread, and you've got a southern meal!
Every time I make this soup, I add something new, so it's difficult to record the exact recipe. It's one of those things I make by guess and by golly, and it always turns out better than I expected.
You'll love how easy it comes together, and how satisfying it is by itself, or served with a small salad.
Why This Soup is Special
Granny Tag was a master soup maker. She worked as a cook at a large church and I loved to watch her pull those shiny pots off the shelf 'cause I knew what was coming next.
When Granny made soup, it was a major event. My job was to go to the pantry and fetch the ingredients. Oh, how I would get excited every time she gave me a long list! That walk-in pantry was the coolest place I had been in my young life. It was probably the size of a tiny bedroom, but to me, it seemed ginormous. Every little nook held the possibility of a new recipe. Pure joy.
Creamy Chicken and Rice was one of Granny's favorites, and it's still one of mine. I crave this soup on rainy days, or if I'm feeling a little under the weather. It's also a great dish to take to neighbors and friends because everyone loves a piping hot bowl of goodness!
- chicken broth
- rotisserie chicken
- long grain wild or white rice
- frozen green peas
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- half & half
- salt to taste
How to Make It
In a large dutch oven, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add chicken, uncooked rice, peas, carrots, onion, pepper and garlic powder. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
Mix cornstarch with water to make a paste. Take soup off of heat and add cornstarch mixture. Stir until soup thickens. Add half & half and stir well. Add salt to taste.
Serve Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup piping hot. If you make a batch, be sure to leave a comment below telling me how it turned out!
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- Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Bacon Black Bean Soup
- Creamy Corn Chowder
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