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Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts Cooked and Shredded
  • 6 Cups Water or cooking liquid from the chicken
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • ¾ Cup Rice Long Grain White
  • 3 Stalks Celery Finely Chopped
  • 2 Carrots Finely Chopped
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 teas Salt
  • 1 teas Thyme
  • ¾ teas black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Boil chicken in salted water until it is cooked through, Shred and set aside reserving the cooking liquid
  • In separate pot saute vegetables in oil and butter for 5 minutes or until soft
  • Add flour and cook while stirring for 1 minute
  • Ladle in 1- 1 1/2 cups of cooking liquid into the veggie mixture. Constantly stir on med-low heat until thick and bubbling
  • Pour in remaining liquid and 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock
  • Add rice and spices
  • Cover and simmer on medium heat for 45-60 minutes (or set an Instant Pot to 9 minutes sealed)
  • Squeeze lemon in before adding the chicken
  • Add chicken heating it through before serving
  • Serve with sliced avocados, some crusty bread or crackers. Whatever you prefer