Hedda's Chicken(Or Turkey) and Rice Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Original recipe from a former colleague. This is so good with either left over chicken or or turkey or with meat purchased especially for the recipe. I added a specific amount of pepper and a pinch of dried tarragon. A good soup for kids to make and enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, saute the carrots, onion and celery in the oil over medium high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the chicken broth and rice, bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and pepper and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped parsley. Add salt to taste.


Most Helpful

What a terrific and hearty soup! This was so easy to throw together and used ingredients that most people have on hand. I poached chicken breasts for this and just realized that I forgot the tarragon! The whole family enjoyed this a lot and we will have it again for sure. Made for Pick A Chef 2011 for my adopted chef, Hedda Lettuce in Ontario! Thanks!:)

Nif March 20, 2011

Great soup. It's quite chickeny and there is lots of rice that makes it hearty and just the thing for cooler weather. A quick and easy homemade soup that uses already cooked chicken to speed it along. Made for PAC, Spring 09.

Annacia March 27, 2009

I did half the recipe but used 2 small carrots, 1 small onion, 2 sticks celery, 1/2 tbs extra virgin olive oil. I used basmati rice (1/2 cup). I used cooked chicken, diced. No parsley and no tarragon. I like it like that. It's very good and simple. Thanks Hedda. Made for New Kids On The Block tag game

Boomette January 27, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a