Pretty Sexy Chicken and Rice Soup

I will not say it is the BEST chicken soup you’ll ever eat, because ‘best’ is subjective. However, I will say it is my favorite. It is so hard to get good flavor into chicken soup: broth can be bland; vegetables are bland; and let’s be honest, the average chicken noodle soup (or in this case chicken and rice soup) is not very sexy.

Between the rotisserie chicken and turmeric/curry, this soup is sexier than your average bird! ;P

Not only is homemade chicken soup healthy and nourishing when you’re feeling sick, but this soup is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger, turmeric, garlic. *If you like a little more flava-flav, add more turmeric/curry. Enjoy!

Prep Time 10 minutes (this always takes longer)
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 269 kcal

1 tablespoon avocado/coconut oil or grass-fed butter
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 + large carrots, thinly sliced
2 + celery stalks, roughly chopped
1 + tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1+ tablespoon fresh grated turmeric or curry
6 + cups low sodium chicken broth
1 rotisserie chicken
1+ sprig freshly rosemary
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme, stems removed
Bay leaves, fresh
salt and pepper to taste
Rice, potatoes, or Quinoa


  1. Place a large dutch oven or pan on oven at medium high heat and add in oil or butter. Once it is hot, add in garlic, onion, carrots, and
    celery; cook for a few minutes until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Next add in grated ginger and grated turmeric (or curry). Saute for 30 seconds to let the spices cook a bit, then add in chicken
    broth, rotisserie chicken, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring soup to a boil, then stir in rice or potatoes.
  4. Serve soup with shredded cheese, crackers, homemade bread, or favorite toppings.

    Recipe Notes
    When I cook, I rarely measure. I hate following recipes and think they are more like guidelines. I might have used Curry instead of Turmeric, and I did not have ginger, so I subbed All Spice. So make it yours! To make vegetarian or vegan: Use vegetarian broth and sub 1 can of drained chickpeas for chicken.

Published by KPatt

An outgoing Enneagram 7 who loves to travel, journal, blog, laugh until I cry, take risks, love hard, and live simple. Originally from a small town in Minnesota, I graduated from the University of Minnesota's School of Professional Journalism -- Go Gophers! My husband and I got married and soon after moved to Reno, NV and have enjoyed every moment being out here. In the last 5 years, between getting married, moving halfway across the United States, getting licensed to do foster care, buying a house, and navigating everything in between, I have wanted a forum to tell our story, share Truth, and encourage others with tough lessons we have learned along the way. Thank you for sticking around to read a post or two. If you are encouraged, please share the post, leave feedback, and send me a message! God bless and thanks for being here.

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