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easy chicken rice soup
Easy Chicken and Rice Soup with Homemade Chicken Broth {GF, DF}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Easy Chicken and rice soup all starts from a fragrant and flavorful home made chicken broth. That is the star of this recipe and what turns this simple soup into your new favorite comfort meal. Gluten Free and Dairy Free.

Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, dairy-free, gluten free, Healthy, Russian
Servings: 4
Calories: 542 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • For the broth:
  • 1 whole chicken organs in packet inside, removed, rinsed
  • 2 large carrots peeled
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 onion peeled
  • 2 bay leaves
  • For the soup:
  • 1 cup rice prepared according to package directions
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • bunch of scallions diced
  1. Fill large pot with water and add chicken, making sure water covers the chicken. Bring to a boil.
  2. Pour the water out and rinse the pot and chicken and fill up with water again. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add salt, celery, onion and carrots. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1-2 hours.
  4. During the last 10-15 minutes add bay leaves, and more salt (if needed). Shred the chicken from the soup and dice the carrots.
  5. Prepare rice.
  6. To assemble the soup, add rice to a bowl, chop up one of the carrots from the broth and add to the bowl, add scallions, shredded chicken, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder and 2-3 ladles of broth.
  7. **You will have both chicken and broth remaining for other recipes, or you could serve 8-12 with this chicken and broth***
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken and Rice Soup with Homemade Chicken Broth {GF, DF}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 5455IU109%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.