Chicken Soup Tete Style

READY IN: 5hrs 8mins
Recipe by Annacia

A wonderful, from scratch, chicken and rice soup. It's lovely to make on a cool fall day or in frosty winter. I am posting it as originally written but I like brown rice in it. Don't be afraid of the cinnamon it's what makes it so different and interesting.I must admit that I do peel the onion and garlic. This can be a full meal by adding some veggies and serving with some lovely crusty bread and fresh sliced apples and cheese for dessert.

Top Review by breezermom

I was really intrigued by the clove, cinnamon and cilantro combination, and just had to try this recipe. It does take a while, but I love to have something simmering all day (when I have the time!). This soup did not disappoint. It was quite thick, almost a stew instead of a soup. I didn't measure the amount of water I used, just made sure it was 3 inches above the chicken. When I reheat, I'll add some additional chicken stock to make it thinner. I did add in the carrots and some of the celery I used to cook with the chicken to add some color. This will be great to have in the freezer for the next time I have a cold, or just need some comforting chicken soup. Thanks so much for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, cilantro, peppercorns, and bay leave in a good sized stock pot and fill with cold water to cover chicken by 3 to 4 inches, (it is not necessary to peel the garlic or onion, just wash the outside.) Using low heat cook for 4 hours after boiling begins.
  2. Using a colander drain broth into another pot. Reserve chicken meat and discard the rest.
  3. In a bowl put rice and 1 cup of water to soak(soak brown rice for about an hour). While it is soaking skim fat off the top of broth and remove usable meat from chicken.
  4. Add rice to chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste. Boil at least 20 minutes and then add shredded chicken. Remove from heat and let sit until soup thickens.
  5. Once soup has reached desired thickness heat through and serve.

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