Dad's Chicken Soup

Recipe by jmelyn

This isn't MY dad's chicken soup recipe, it's just what it was called. I think this originally came from Bon Appetit. I have always made it with pasta instead of rice. The thyme in this is what makes it tasty. Prep time does not include cooking the chicken.

Top Review by art boone

Thyme was what made this great. Many positive comments. Used Rotini pasta. Sliced the carrots and onions thin instead of dicing for more rustic appearance

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first five ingredients to boil in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over high heat.
  2. Mix in rice and thyme.
  3. Return soup to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until rice is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  5. Add chicken and simmer until heated through, thinning with additional broth if desired.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer soup to large bowl.
  8. Garnish with parsley and serve.
  9. Note: if using pasta instead of rice, add it with the chicken and simmer until the pasta is tender.
  10. I like corkscrew pasta in this.

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