Chicken and Rice Soup

One of the BEST Chicken and Rice Soup recipes! Filled with rice, chicken chunks, carrots, broccoli, cream cheese, spices, and more, this chicken rice soup is so hearty and creamy. Best of all, it’s on the table in just 30 minutes – Perfect to whip up for dinner last-minute.

Chicken and Rice Soup

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

We’ve discussed our love for soups about a gazillion times here on the site. It’s almost as if there is nothing more delicious than a big, warm bowl of soup when the weather is cold and Christmas is around the corner. Just the thought of this makes my heart swell with happiness. 😀

Because we love soups (like our Chicken Noodle Soup or Baked Potato Soup) so much, we have enjoyed trying out new recipes and sharing them with all y’all. We only share our favorites and although we have TOO many favorites on the site, we want to share another recipe for you guys that we really enjoyed – Easy Chicken and Rice Soup.

We had never tried a recipe even similar to this, so it was really fun to try a soup with a whole new flavor and texture. Adding rice into the soup makes it really hearty – not to mention all of the other yummy ingredients this soup is packed with! I should also mention that this Chicken Rice Soup was super simple to make.

Once the rice was cooked, it only took about another 20 minutes or so before the soup was finished, which makes it perfect for whipping up last-minute. I’m thinking it would be even better served in a Sourdough bread bowl (my favorite!!)

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

How to Make Homemade Chicken Rice Soup

As I mentioned before, this soup is packed full of the most amazing ingredients that make it so hearty and filling. These ingredients include:

  • Long grain rice
  • Cream of chicken and mushroom soup
  • Chicken cubes
  • Vegetables
  • Cream cheese
  • Seasonings

If I haven’t already convinced you to try this recipe by the ingredients list, maybe these simple instructions will. 😉 Literally all you have to do is cook the rice as the instructions say on the package, toss in all of the remaining ingredients, and cook for another 20 minutes or so. That’s IT! In just about 30 minutes, you can have this homemade chicken and rice soup on the table.

Do you cook rice before adding to soup?

We suggest you do, but you can also throw in the uncooked rice once your soup is starting to boil. Turn the heat to LOW and cook for about 25 minutes or so.

Can this soup be made in the crock pot?

Yes. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours and then add rice for the last hour or so, or until it is tender.

Chicken Rice Soup

We make this recipe a lot during the winter time, especially when it starts getting busy through the holidays. It’s so quick, and it’s always appetizing after a cold winter day. I think you’ll agree!

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Chicken Rice Soup Recipe

5 from 8 votes
One of the BEST Chicken and Rice Soup recipes! Filled with rice, chicken chunks, carrots, broccoli, cream cheese, spices, and more, this chicken rice soup is so hearty and creamy.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 458 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 c long grain rice
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (10.75 oz)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10.75 oz)
  • 3 c milk
  • 1 1/2 c cooked chicken cubes (2 chicken breasts)
  • 2 c frozen vegetables thawed and chopped
  • 3/4 c cream cheese
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook rice as directed on package in a large pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients to large pot and cook on low-medium heat until blended and heated through (about 20 minutes).

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Quick question – the ingredients list say “2 cans – 10-3/4 ounces each – condensed cream of chicken and mushroom soup.” Does that mean 1 can of each soup or 2 cans each of each soup (so 4 total)? This looks amazing and I definitely want to add it to next week’s meal plan!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi! I made this soup tonight and it was delicious. I doubled it, not really sure why, sometimes I forget my family of 4 including small children is not an army. Anyway… do you think this soup would do an OK job if I froze it? I’m think little servings of it in the freezer would make awesome lunches!

    1. Haha!! I do that too sometimes!! I haven’t tried, but I’m sure you can. Those would make great lunches, already portioned out! 🙂 Thank you!

  3. This seems a very delicious recipe and also very easy to make. I must try this to cook. It is healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I really want to make this soup but sad to say i can’t eat cream cheese. Can I just omit it or any suggestions for substitute

    1. I haven’t tried leaving it out or substituting, but there are options. I am not sure what you could have or not have, but I would just google substitutions for cream cheese in soups.

    1. I would have it cooked first, but if you don’t, you could add it in, once it starts to boil, turn the heat to low & cook for about 25 minutes. Hope that helps 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Aww, your nourishing bowl really makes my mouth watering right now ? i haven’t cooked this soup for a long time so maybe tonight is a good day to enjoy ~ xD
    – Natalie

  6. 5 stars
    We loved this soup. My toddler even loved it! I just used whatever veggies I had on hand! Delicious and easy to make!

    1. That is what I love about cooking..adding whatever you like to recipes! I am glad you all liked it! Thank you 🙂