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Chicken, vegetable and rice soup.

A healthy,warming bowl of garden vegetables and shredded chicken flavoured with tarragon - just the thing to perk you up when you're feeling under the weather.


  • 10 cups water

  • .5kg chicken breast

  • 2 tbsp vegetable stock powder

  • 1 med onion - diced

  • 2 med potatoes - diced

  • 4 small carrots - sliced

  • 2 celery stalks - sliced

  • broccoli florettes - cut into small pieces

  • 2 tbsp dried tarragon

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley - chopped

  • 1 clove garlic - crushed

  • .5 cup of rice

  • .5 cup milk

  • salt and pepper


  • 1.

    Fill a pot with 10 cups water and bring to boil.

  • 2.

    Add the chicken breast and skim the foamy stuff off the top of the pot as it cooks.

  • 3.

    Take the chicken out and shred or chop the meat and put back in the pot.

  • 4.

    Add the vegetables - except the broccoli.

  • 5.

    Add the stock, parsley, oregano, garlic and half the tarragon.

  • 6.

    Bring to the boil then simmer partly covered for 20 mins.

  • 7.

    Add the rice and the broccoli and continue cooking for 15 mins til rice is cooked. Add the milk at the end and season with salt and pepper


I know adding the milk sounds weird, but it gives a smoothness to the soup and really makes the whole thing come together and look "finished". You can omit it if you have to. Sprinkle some parmesan ontop for added depth.

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Posted by Michael774Report
just made this and it is so nice will be made again and again
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
actually i also add milk to some of the soup recipes that i make :-) .. so that's normal for me :-) .. and I just LOVE soups.. and this ones looks really like a healthy one.. I would suggest using oatmeal instead of the rice to become healthier :-) .. you know, the pharmacist side of me is talking here :-D