Chicken and Rice Soup Chicken and Rice Soup

Author: Canadian Living

Create a flavourful, intense broth using a whole chicken, then use it in a hearty soup for dinner. Serve with whole grain bread and a tossed salad. Use extra chicken and soup for sandwiches and soup lunches during the week.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2007




Stock: Place chicken in stockpot; add 8 cups (2 L) water. Bring to boil; skim off foam. Add carrots, celery, onion, parsley, bay leaf, salt, thyme and peppercorns. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 1 hour.

Remove chicken and let cool. Strain liquid through cheesecloth-lined sieve into large shallow bowl, pressing vegetables to extract as much liquid as possible. Skim off fat.

Remove skin and bones from chicken; dice meat. Set aside about 2 cups (500 mL) meat for Pesto Chicken Salad.

In saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes.

Add carrots, lemon rind, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until carrots are tender, about 3 minutes.

Add rice, stirring to coat. Add reserved broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

Stir in chicken, peas and lemon juice; heat through, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 500 mg
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 202.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g


  • Iron 8.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 37.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
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