Healing Chicken and Rice Soup

This Healing Chicken and Rice Soup is the perfect comfort food! I recently made this when I had a cold and instantly felt better after eating this!



  • 1 1/2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 large Sweet Onion chopped
  • 5 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped Carrots
  • 2 cups chopped Celery
  • 2 Tbs EVOO
  • 1 Tbs dried Thyme
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup Arborio Rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh Lemon Juice


  1. In a 6 quart Dutch Oven add EVOO and heat over med/high heat
  2. When oil starts to shimmer add Onion and sauté 2-3 minutes
  3. Add Garlic and sauté 1 minute
  4. Add Carrots, Celery, Thyme, Salt, Pepper and sauté 2-3 minutes
  5. Add Chicken, Chicken Broth, and Bay Leaves
  6. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Add Arborio Rice and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is fully cooked
  8. Remove Bay Leaves
  9. Stir in Lemon Juice
  10. Taste and add more salt/pepper to your liking
  11. Enjoy!


The longer the soup sits after cooking the more broth the rice will absorb. You can add more broth or water to your desired consistency if this happens.

Arborio Rice is a smaller grain of rice. If you use a different kind of rice that’s bigger you may want to use less rice or add more broth.

Keywords: Chicken and Rice Soup, soup, chicken soup, gluten free