Chicken & Brown Rice Soup
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This Chicken & Brown Rice Soup is a big family soup. It’s comforting and can be pretty quick if you have frozen veggies in the freezer & already cooked brown rice. I’ve made this two ways. One is in my Multipot by Mealthy & the other is in a slowcooker. I personally like the Multipot version way better because it is so quick & easy. You can do this in a slow cooker but it definitely takes longer.
For this soup, I literally drop my chicken breasts in the pot, add my chicken broth, cook the chicken and then add in the fresh or frozen veggies!
For the veggies I love to use a LOT of different types but mostly what I have on hand. For the soup pictured I used a frozen mix I had already cut up… that included onions, bell peppers, zucchini & yellow squash. Food prepping before hand REALLY makes life easy! I also add in frozen okra! Get your okra in any way you can! The healthy benefits are amazing!
Let’s talk spices… this soup can really ROCK when it comes to flavor if you use the correct spice combination! I LOVE to use this combo: pink mineral salt, pepper, garlic powder, curry, turmeric & then several good sprinkles of Bragg’s 24 Herbs and Seasonings. I’ve used that mix for years and love it!
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If you follow along with Trim Healthy Mama this soup is a THM E soup. Which means it is lower in fat & higher in good carbs. It’s thick and very comforting. You can add more or use less of the cooked brown rice to thicken it up. You could also toast up a piece of sprouted bread to go along with this.
If you are wanting more of an FP soup check out my FP Chicken Soup Recipe Here: Easy Chicken Soup
Hope you enjoy!
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Chicken and Brown Rice Soup (THM E)
This Chicken & Brown Rice Soup is a very comforting, lower in fat and higher in good carbs soup that is full of flavor.
2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
For the vegetables you can use whatever you happen to have on hand.
I used a frozen mix of: 1 cup onions, 1 cup bell peppers, 2 cups of zucchini, 2 cups of yellow squash & 4 cups of okra.
4 cups of chicken broth (fat free)
4 cups of water
4 cups of cooked brown rice
1 heaping tsp of pink mineral salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of curry
1 tsp of turmeric
Several shakes of Bragg’s 24 Herbs & Seasonings
Cut up your chicken breasts into pieces.
Place into your Multipot or InstantPot.
Add in the chicken broth.
Set your MultiPot or InstantPot to the “poultry” function and set it to medium cook. This usually takes 15 minutes or so.
Once the chicken is cooked add in the veggies, spices, salt and extra water.
Cook on the “poultry” function again for another 15 minutes.
After this finishes you can safely remove the lid and stir.
If it needs to cook longer set it to 5 minutes on the “poultry” function again.
Once finished add in the cooked brown rice.
Taste and add additional salt if needed.
***If you want to do this in a slow cooker, add all the ingredients except the cooked brown rice. Cook for 6-8 hours stirring occasionally. At the very end add in the cooked brown rice.
Keywords: chicken brown rice soup
Kelly Y says
This looks yummy, Sarah, and I can’t wait to try it. I wanted to make sure, though…do you cook the rice before you put it in? It doesn’t look like it according to the picture, but just wanted to make sure. If you cook it on the stovetop, do you use cooked rice? Thank you for your help! Blessings!
Actually yes, if you are doing the stove top version (my favorite version) you use cooked rice… I have a rice cooker so I just cook up a bunch of brown rice for the week. Add the cooked brown rice to the soup. My daughter just made this this week, really yummy!! But if you do the crockpot version you can throw in uncooked rice or even wait until the end and add cooked rice. But personally this soup is so much better on the stove top. And really quick… but if you are going to be gone all day the crockpot version is perfect.
Kelly Y says
Thank you so much, Sarah! 🙂
So welcome!! 🙂
Can you tell me what seasonings you used for your soup? I am no good at figuring out what to add. Thanks!
I mainly use a Cajun seasoning. Garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, black pepper, salt. 🙂
Rhonda Reindl says
I love all the photos you include with your recipes. It makes it so easy to understand each step. But if I want to print out the recipe, it takes about 15 pages because of all the beautiful photos. You usually include a print version that only takes one page but you didn’t do it with the Chicken and Brown Rice Soup recipe.
I could, of course, write the recipe down myself but am wondering if you accidentally forgot to include a print version of the recipe.
You’re the best,
Hey Rhonda! Thanks for your comment. I think some of my older recipes do not have an option to just print the recipe… also the mobile version doesn’t have a print just the recipe option. I will try to work on going back to my older recipes and typing them into the new recipe card to make them easier to print! Thanks so much for the reminder!!
I would like to know the weight on the chicken breasts you use for this recipe. Chicken breasts come in such varying weights these days. Thanks!
I probably used about 1 to 1.5 pounds of chicken. It really doesn’t matter though, you could use more or less and still be fine!