Cream of Chicken Rice Soup Recipe

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Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

A great use of leftover chicken, full of vegetables and a “secret” ingredient, this Cream of Chicken Soup recipe is rich, flavorful and immensely satisfying.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 75 minutes


8 cups Chicken Broth (canned, homemade or water and bouillon)
3 Chicken Boneless Thighs, cooked, diced
1 cup Medium Grain Rice, uncooked
1 tsp No Salt Seasoning Blend
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Chicken Fat (the “secret” ingredient! you can substitute butter)
1 cup Carrots, diced
1 cup Celery, diced
1 cup Onion, diced
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cups Whole Milk


• In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth and chicken
• Bring to a boil, then stir in rice.
• Cover, lower heat and simmer 20 minutes.
• In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt chicken fat.
• Add carrots, celery and onions and sauté for 10 minutes.
• Stir in no salt seasoning and pepper, continue cooking for 5 minutes until vegetables are softened.
• Gradually add flour to the vegetable mixture to form a roux.
• Saute roux for 5 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
• Combine sour cream and milk in a small bowl, blend until smooth. Add 1 cup of broth to sour cream mixture to temper it.
• Whisk the sour cream mixture into the sautéd vegetables a little at a time, until smooth.
• Stir sour cream mixture into the pot of rice and broth.
• Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated and the rice is cooked, 15-20 minutes.

Makes 16 cups of Cream of Chicken Recipe Soup

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  1. I actually do have chicken fat in my fridge. Did you know it has name? It is schmaltz. I notice this recipe also calls for medium grain rice. Most every recipe calls for long grain though is there a reason it is medium? I did go buy some for the honey lemon chicken you posted, but I mainly use long grain.

    • I like stickier rice, Shell, and I think Hubby humors me. I don’t think the medium will make any taste difference in this recipe. It will make a texture difference, of course.


      • Hubby likes sticky rice too Ann. I think I will try the medium grain I already bought in a few things and see if he likes that better than the long. Thanks.


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