Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is great for a cold winter night. Use a good canned or homemade chicken broth. I sometimes use a store bought rotisserie chicken, which adds another dimension to the flavor.
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup white rice
- 3 carrots, thinly sliced
- 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups light cream or 2 cups milk
- 3 cups cooked chicken or 3 cups turkey, in pieces
- 1⁄2 cup thinly sliced green onion, including tops
- salt and pepper
- minced parsley
- Bring broth to a boil in a 5-qt.Dutch oven.
- Add rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add carrots, celery and zucchini, cover and simmer until vegetables are crisp tender, about 10 more minutes.
- In a small pan over medium heat, melt butter.
- Stir in flour and cook, stirring, until mixture is bubbly.
- Remove from heat and gradually stir in cream, then stir in about 1 C. of the broth from soup mixture.
- Return to heat and cook, stirring, until sauce is smooth, thick and boiling.
- Stir sauce into soup mixture.
- Stir in chicken and onions, season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Cook until heated through, about 1 more minute.
- Sprinkle with parsley.
- Serve with warm rolls and a salad.
This turned out great. I used regular 2% milk and it was nice and creamy. The zucchini was an interesting ingredient.
Best soup I've ever made! It took some time but it was well worth the effort. We ate it all in one night and have plans to make another pot tomorrow! I changed and added some veggies for personal prefernce (omitted carrots, added mushrooms, onions, green peppers). Hint: use fresh parley at the end for a great taste!
I thought this was really good! Nice and creamy. I did add a little cheddar to it, but I'm a cheese freak and put it on everything. I would have given it 5 stars, but the man didn't like it at all. I figured his taste had to come into play since I make him try everything too. To each his own. I liked it, more for me!!! Thanks Judy!