- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 172.3
- Total Fat: 1.8 g
- Cholesterol: 46.3 mg
- Sodium: 106.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 13.8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
- Protein: 21.3 g
Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice SoupSubmitted by: CHEF_MEG
IntroductionDitch the condensed "cream of whatever" soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup. Ditch the condensed "cream of whatever" soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 carrots, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 quart low-sodium or homemade chicken stock
1/2 cup long-grain brown rice
1 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced (about 5 ounces)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup low-fat evaporated milk
OPTIONAL: 1 sprig fresh thyme, for garnish
Experiment with the herbs and spices: Add a bay leaf, tarragon, rosemary or thyme to change things up.
For an extra serving of veggies, stir in 4 cups chopped kale when you add the rice or 4 cups baby spinach when you add the milk.
You could also use wild rice or another whole grain in this dish.
Combine the cornstarch and one tablespoon cold water in a small bowl, then add to the soup along with the milk. Cook another 15 minutes, then serve immediately.
OPTIONAL: Garnish with fresh thyme.
Serving Size: Makes 6 one cup servings.
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Prepared this same recipe in a Pressure Cooker in 20 minutes, (due to the brown rice). Cooked the brown rice and chicken stock by themselves for ten minutes. Added all the other ingredientes, (except for the cornstarch/milk added last), and cooked for another ten minutes. Yum, and fast! - 10/15/12
Made on the stove top with chicken from a Costco Rotisserie chicken. Saute`d the veggies in coconut oil. Used 2 tubes of Swanson Flavor Boost chicken and 2 of Vegetable for the broth. Used the spices and added a good sprinkling of Tarragon, my favorite soup herb. It does wonders for soup!Very good! - 11/20/12