Recipe: Simple Chicken Soup with Rice
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Apr 6 2010

Recipe: Simple Chicken Soup with Rice

Sunday night in our house is usually rotisserie chicken night. It is a good, wholesome dinner that is easily prepared. I usually pick up the chicken while grocery shopping during the day on Sunday. Meijer (Lemon Herb), Costco & Whole Foods all have gluten-free rotisserie chicken. We usually have baked potatoes or rice and steamed veggies along side the chicken.

After dinner, my husband takes the remaining chicken & bones & makes chicken soup. For a while he was making it for him to take to work and was adding regular, non-gluten-free noodles. Recently he has started to use brown rice so that it is now gluten-free. What a treat this soup is!

Chicken Soup with Rice

  • Leftover chicken & bones
  • Broth from chicken
  • Water
  • Thyme
  • Celery seed
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onion (optional)
  • Cooked brown rice*

*Gluten-free noodles/pasta can be used in place of the cooked rice, if preferred.

Directions:

  1. Strip remaining chicken meat off of the bones/carcass. Place carcass, meat & reserved broth (make sure to reserve from container or from when you roast) in a soup pot.
  2. Add water. Season the soup with thyme, celery seed, poultry seasoning, salt & pepper to taste. You can always add more towards the end, so take care to not over season.
  3. Heat on stove over medium – medium high heat for 20 minutes & then turn down to medium low and allow soup simmer.
  4. Add cut up veggies & cooked rice. Now is the time to taste & adjust seasonings, if need be.
  5. Enjoy!

This is the perfect soup to have on hand for those chilly spring days or cold winter nights. I happened to have a nasty cold last week and this soup really hit the spot. There is just something about chicken soup when you are sick that makes it all better.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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