Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

This hearty chicken and rice soup is perfect for a cold winter’s day. The combination of tender chicken, fragrant herbs, and creamy rice makes this soup truly comforting.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, rice, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes or until the rice is tender.

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