Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup is a comforting and hearty dish, perfect for warming up on chilly days or whenever you’re in need of a nourishing meal. It typically features tender pieces of chicken, aromatic vegetables like onions, celery, and carrots, all simmered together in a flavorful broth with creamy rice. The rice helps to thicken the soup and adds a satisfying texture.


To make this soup, start by sautéing the vegetables in butter or oil until they are soft and translucent. Then, add the chicken broth and bring it to a simmer. Add the chicken and rice, and let it cook until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Finally, stir in some cream or milk to add richness and creaminess to the soup.

Some variations of this soup also include additional ingredients like mushrooms, spinach, or peas for added texture and nutrition.


Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your tastes and dietary preferences. Whether you prefer a thicker soup or a more brothy consistency, this recipe is sure to become a favorite comfort food in your kitchen.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 litre (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, and carrot. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the vegetables soften.
Add the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
Add the chicken and rice. Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.
Stir in the cream and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook for a further 5 minutes or until heated through.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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