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Mom’s Chicken and Rice Soup for Ultimate Comfort

Mom’s Chicken and Rice Soup for Ultimate Comfort

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I have a go-to recipe for those days when I need a warm and comforting meal. It’s my mom’s chicken and rice soup. This soup has been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember, and it always hits the spot.

The soup is filled with tender chunks of chicken, carrots, celery, and rice. The combination of the savory broth and hearty ingredients makes for a satisfying and nourishing meal.

Mom's Chicken and Rice Soup in a pot surrounded by veggies

Mom's Chicken and Rice Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Warm up with Mom's Chicken and Rice Soup – a hearty, comforting bowl of tender chicken, veggies, and savory broth that'll make you feel right at home! 🍲💛


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


I like to use a whole chicken for this recipe, as it adds so much flavor to the broth. You can use bone-in chicken breasts or thighs if you prefer, but I find that using the whole chicken results in a richer, more flavorful soup.


Here’s how I make my mom’s delicious chicken and rice soup:

mom's chicken and rice soup in an orange bowl

1. Start by heating up a large pot on medium heat. Add a bit of olive oil and let it heat up for a minute or two.

2. Once the pot is hot, add diced onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté them for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

diced onions, carrots and celery in a pan

3. Add diced chicken to the pot and cook until the chicken is no longer pink.

4. Pour in chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

diced chicken added to the pot with diced onions, carrots and celery

5. Add uncooked rice to the pot and let it cook for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender.

raw rice added to the pot with the soup

6. Once the rice is cooked, add chopped fresh parsley and stir everything together.

parsley over Mom's Chicken and Rice Soup in a blowl

Serve hot and enjoy!

Cozy Up with This Hearty and Comforting Chicken Soup

This recipe makes a hearty and comforting soup that’s perfect for a cold day or when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken. So why not give it a try? I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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