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Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup is a simple soup made with easy to find ingredients of chicken breast, wild rice, vegetable broth, chicken broth, carrots, celery, yellow onion, garlic and thyme. 
Course dinner
Keyword chicken, rice, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • olive oil, butter can be swapped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • ground pepper
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth
  • 64 ounces chicken broth
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice, wild rice blend can be used**
  • salt optional


  • Cook a pound of chicken fully, let cool and cube. You can also use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken.
  • Wash the vegetables. Peel and slice carrots, slice celery and chop the onion. Also mince the garlic cloves.
  • Place a stockpot on the stovetop and heat up on a medium heat.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil or a little butter to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add in chopped celery, carrots and onion. Add some fresh ground pepper. Mix and let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Push the vegetables to one side of the pot and add another drizzle of olive oil. Drop in the minced garlic and let cook for about 1 minute with the oil. Stir the garlic in with the rest of the ingredients in the pot.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and chicken broth. Add the leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme. Place the stove on a higher heat to bring mixture to a boil.
  • Add rice and cook according to time on package and bring the soup down to a low simmer. Wild rice is typically 40 minutes.
  • Mix chicken cubes in.
  • Taste test the broth to see if it needs a little salt and add salt accordingly. Serve when the rice is fully cooked.


**Wild rice and a wild rice blend may have much different cook times so pay attention to the packaging. Wild rice is typically around 40 minutes where a rice blend is only about 15 minutes so you will need to adjust when the rice is added accordingly.