Easy, Old-Fashioned Chicken Rice Soup

Ready in
1 hr 40 min
Did you know that chicken soup actually does help relieve cold and flu symptoms? Try this simple recipe for a hearty soup to remind you of your mom’s old favourite.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

1 hr 30 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 Whole chicken (3 - 4 lb (1.4 - 1.8kg) roasted and quartered
2 tsp Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil (30 ml)
1 Onion chopped
2 Celery stalks, sliced
3 Carrot sliced
1 Garlic clove, smashed - or 1/8 tsp (0.5 ml) powdered garlic
3 cups Water (750 ml)
3 cups Chicken Broth (750 ml) low-sodium
0.25 cup Fresh Italian parsley (50 ml) chopped - fresh is best
0.5 cup Basmati rice (100 ml)


  1. Buy one whole, roasted or barbecued chicken from the grocery store (that’s the easy part) or roast one yourself.
  2. Using a large pot, heat the olive oil over low to medium heat.
  3. Add the celery, carrots and onion and cook until the onion and celery are tender and translucent.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and garlic and cook for about 2 or 3 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Add water, chicken stock and bring to a light boil. Cover and let simmer for about an hour.
  6. After an hour take out the chicken and set aside to cool.
  7. Once the chicken pieces are cool enough to touch, remove skin and bones.
  8. Cut up the meat and add back to the pot.
  9. Stir in parsley and rice.
  10. Cook until rice is tender (usually about 20 minutes).

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