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My Favorite Soup

December 9, 2009

This is my absolute favorite soup, taken from none other than the Pioneer Woman herself.

Simple and Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

I’ve had a few requests for the recipe, so here it is:

Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 1 Hour Difficulty: Easy Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (before Cooking) White Rice
  • 2 whole Chicken Breasts
  • 8 pieces (to 10) Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 quarts (plus 2 Cups) Water
  • ¼ cups Onion
  • ¼ cups Green Bell Pepper
  • ¼ cups Pimento (drained)
  • ¼ cups Celery
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
Preparation Instructions

Cook up some rice. Wash two whole chicken breasts (skin, bones and all) and place them in a pot; cover with 2 quarts of water. Add 8-10 bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and cook until chicken is done, about twenty minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and let cool for a few minutes. Cut all the meat from the bones and chop into bite-sized pieces.

****NOTE:  If you already have 2-3 cups of cooked chicken, just put water in a pot, put the bouillon cubes in and continue with the recipe, adding chicken later when it calls for it.

Drain the can of pimentos. Finely dice the vegetables. In a skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. When it is all melted, make a roux by adding 4 tablespoons of flour. Stir until thickened and then add it to the pot of chicken broth. Stir well.

In a skillet, melt another few tablespoons of butter and throw in all of the diced veggies. Stir, then add the chicken. Sprinkle with a dash or two of salt. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the chicken mixture to the broth.

Add in the cooked rice. (You can vary the amount of rice based on your preferences).

Ladle into a bowl. Enjoy!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2009 10:38 am

    That sounds delicious! And I’m so in the mood to try it out in this snowy winter weather! Thanks! Yum!

  2. Josh W. permalink
    December 13, 2009 12:29 pm

    This is really good. I am always looking for good soup recipes. Heather took some to work and now I have to pass this along to some of her co-workers. Will definitely make this one again.

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