Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Soup is packed with brown rice, tender chicken, and fresh vegetables. This comforting soup is easy to make and it tastes amazing!
This blog post is sponsored by iHerb.
Best Chicken & Rice Soup
This Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Soup is one of my family’s favorite soup recipes! It is the perfect meal to serve your family when the weather is cool and you need something easy, wholesome, and delicious!
The ingredient list is very simple – chicken, rice, broth, veggies, and a few spices. You toss everything into your crockpot and, in just a few hours, you’ll have a family-friendly dinner that is ready when you are!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Speaking of ingredients, have you heard of iHerb.com? Last week I placed my first order with iHerb and I was super impressed with the variety of products that they offer.
From pantry staples and beauty products to supplements and snacks, my entire order arrived nice and safe, and the quality of the products was fantastic! (That hazelnut chocolate bar was gone the day our order came and the Coconut Hard Toffee is my new favorite candy! It is soooo good!) In addition to the delicious sweets, here are a few more items I got in my mini grocery haul –
iHerb carries over 30,000 natural products and ships to over 180 countries. All orders are shipped from climate-controlled distribution centers, so your high-quality order will arrive fresh!
Should you run into any issues or have a question about your order, iHerb offers customer service 24 hours a day / 7 days a week in 10 different languages.
Discount Offer for iHerb Customers
Whether you’re a new or returning iHerb customer, you can get a discount off your order with no minimum purchase! Click HERE to save!
I was able to pick up all the pantry items for my Chicken and Rice Soup from iHerb.com. I was especially pleased with the quality of the brown rice and the canned chicken- I totally recommend both of those!
How to Make Chicken and Rice Soup
Sauteé – You can take all your soup ingredients and toss them into the crockpot, but I like to start this soup on the stove by sautéing 1/2 of one yellow onion with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to deepen the flavor of the onion.
Please note – I always use uncooked brown rice for this soup that has been rinsed. If you prefer to use white rice, wait until the last 30 minutes to add it as it will cook a lot faster and will turn mushy if you leave it in the crockpot all day.
Cook – Add 6 cups of chicken broth, then stir the ingredients until well combined. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours, or until the rice and vegetables are tender.
Serve – Remove the bay leaf, and stir in the lemon juice. Add additional chicken broth (up to 2 cups) to thin the soup to your desired consistency. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!
Storage – You can refrigerate any of leftovers of this chicken and rice soup recipe for up to 5 days. But if your family eats it like mine does, it won’t last that long!
Here is a printable recipe card for your convenience:
Chicken and Rice Soup
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken, canned or rotisserie
- 1 cup brown rice, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 3 celery stalks, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp thyme
- 6-8 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- parsley, for garnish
- To give the onion a deeper flavor, sauté the onion with the olive oil for 5 minutes before putting in the crockpot.
- Add the chicken, rice, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Add the bay leaf then sprinkle with thyme.
- Add 6 cups of chicken broth to the crockpot, then stir the ingredients until combined.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours, or until the rice and vegetables are tender.
- Remove the bay leaf, and stir in the lemon juice. Add additional chicken broth to thin the soup to your desired consistency.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Don’t forget to check out iHerb.com, and click HERE to save on your entire order!