Servings: 6

Panera Inspired Easy Cream Of Chicken And Rice Soup

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Easy Cream Of Chicken And Rice Soup Panera Inspired - the best soup on a cold and snowy day! Creamy, flavorful, filling and very easy to make in one pot. No slow cooker required.
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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts — large
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion — chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot — chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery — optional (I rarely use it)
  • 2 garlic cloves — minced (or pressed)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt — more to taste
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white or wild rice
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp lukewarm water
  • 5 cups chicken stock — homemade is best
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley — chopped, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Heat oil i a large pot (Dutch oven).

    Add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until no longer pink. 

  2. Add garlic, onion, carrot and (celery), salt, pepper, oregano and basil Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the rinsed rice and chicken stock. Cook for 25-30 minutes, until the rice is fully cooked.

  3. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Add to the soup. Add the heavy cream. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. 

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 319, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 452mg, Potassium: 462mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 2275%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 41%, Iron: 0.8%