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This easy chicken and rice soup makes the best family meal! It's quick, simple, and healthy.

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

This chicken and rice soup recipe is healthy, delicious, and comforting! It's ready in about 35 minutes. The perfect family meal. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and rice soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 sticks celery chopped
  • 3 medium carrots peeled & sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup white jasmine rice
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Prep your onion, celery, and carrots. 

  2. Add the oil, onion, and celery to a soup pot over medium-high heat. Sauté for 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.

  4. Add the chicken thighs, carrots, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and rice to the pot. Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. 

  5. Once boiling, reduce the heat so the soup's gently boiling. Give it a good stir to ensure the rice isn't sticking to the bottom.

  6. Continue simmering for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the carrots have softened. Keep in mind the longer you cook the soup, the mushier the rice will get.

  7. Take the chicken out of the pot and shred it or cut it up prior to serving. Add it back in and then season the soup with salt & pepper as needed.

Recipe Notes

  • I used about 1.5 pounds of chicken in this recipe. Anywhere from 1-2 pounds should work fine (you don't have to use 6 chicken thighs, but I just buy them in packs of 6).
  • I love to sprinkle fresh chopped parsley on just prior to serving.