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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup



Here in Central PA it is COLD and SNOWY!  So, what better dinner than to have a nice warm bowl of soup?! Better yet, how about a recipe that you can just throw in the crock pot in the morning and have ready for when you get home from work?! I found a Chicken Rice recipe online and make a couple of tweaks to it.  It was delicious! My girls really enjoyed it as well!

Clean Eating Soup, Chicken and Rice Soup
Chicken Rice Soup


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 half to 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 10 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (garnish)
  • Salt and Black pepper to taste



Clean Eating, Chicken and Rice Soup, Healthy Soup Recipes
Chicken and Rice Soup

Directions:

  1. Combine onion, carrots, celery, garlic, rice, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper in slow cooker.
  2. Top with chicken breast halves.
  3. Add chicken broth.
  4. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 6 1/2 hours or on high for about 3 1/2-4 hours.
  5. Remove chicken and shred then return to the slow cooker.  While you have the chicken out, remove the bay leaves as well.
  6. Stir soup, add parsley, and serve!  

ENJOY!!






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