Easy Homemade Chicken & Rice Soup

I don’t know about you, but when the temperature dips below 65 degrees, I start thinking about warm comfort food. And one of my favorite comfort foods are soup and chili.

Oh man, I am thinking about how yummy it smells to have soup plupping on the stove, and how cozy my tummy feels when I’ve finished a cup or bowl. Mmmm!

Since Cortney and I love a good bowl of warm deliciousness, I decided to try to make a new soup/chili once a week this fall. Β And guess what, I’m going to share them with you!

The first soup–and the one that made me want to eat soup weekly–is my mom’s homemade chicken and rice soup.


It’s a soup-er easy recipe (see what I did there?), and very soul-warming. I made it because I was craving my childhood. I wanted the warm safety of my parents’ house and specifically the predictability of a warm, home-cooked meal on the table every night.

Just the smell of this soup calms down all the hurt in my heart and hushed the buzzing in my head.

I hope it works this magic for you too.

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Want more recipes that I’ve posted before?

This is my Veggie Beef Soup recipe (also from my mom) and this is my White Chicken Chili recipe (adapted from a recipe by my aunt).

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I love chicken soup! I make my version once or twice a month. It’s always good for the soul (and runny noses). Yours look yum!

  2. Now I totally want soup. I had a soup disaster last week – but you have inspired me to give soup another chance.
    Also? I adore the word “plup” and will be using it from now on. πŸ™‚

  3. Wow. How can you go wrong?


  4. Chicken soup is one of my absolute favorites! I always add carrots to mine though.

    I will have to make chicken & rice soup… usually we just toss in some noodles of some sort.

  5. That sounds soup-er! πŸ˜‰
    I love me some soup and chili as well, in fact we are having crock-pot chili tonight! Looking forward to your other recipes.

  6. YUM! I like soup but the rest of the family isn’t that keen on it. Gumbo is the signature cool weather dish around these parts. And it’s good too…

    I still may have to try this recipe. I mean I’LL eat it! πŸ˜‰

  7. Mmmmm. I am a soup girl too. My family is split. Some kids will eat soup. Others absolutely not. I still have it πŸ™‚

  8. So easy! I never use rice – only noodles. I might have to switch it up next time!

    I love the plupping noise, too. πŸ™‚

  9. OH, this sounds SO good!