It has been overly cold here in Wyoming, and finally I found chicken on sale. Chicken in Wyoming is outrageously overpriced. At home in Tennessee, it is so cheap!!
When I have chicken I usually make chicken noodle soup. However this time I mixed it up and made chicken and rice.
All of my chicken soups start with a great broth or base. You can do this lots of ways. However I love Watkins Chicken Base. It adds the perfect mixture of seasonings without salt.
I mix several cups of water with the seasoning according to the directions. Bring this to a slow boil. Toss in chopped chicken or you can toss in cooked shredding chicken. Let this cook until the chicken is done or until warm.
I then add my onions and carrots. These are freeze dried and will plump back up. I toss in whatever amount to my liking. Thrive is an awesome company! I use so many of their products. The veggies never go bad and I don’t have to worry I always have them on hand!
Let this cook until the veggies are plump and tender. At that point I add in the frozen noodles or in this case uncooked rice. If you use noodles it really tastes much better with homemade or frozen. Regular pasta just doesn’t do it.
Let it cook until tender at a slow boil. If you like throw in some frozen peas and 1 tsp or so of celery powder.
If you would like your soup a little thicker, mix together water and cornstarch until blended. Pour a little at a time into the soup until it reaches your desired consistency.
Check taste. You will need to add salt and pepper. Sometimes it needs more chicken flavoring and I will mix in a little water and more Watkins seasoning.
2 chicken breasts
Peas, carrots, onions
Frozen Noodles or rice
Watkins chicken soup base