Chicken, Rice and Spinach Soup

I love slow cooker soups – they’re SO easy.  Just put in all the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and go!!  Today’s recipe is for a thick and tasty Chicken Rice and Spinach Soup.  Perfect for this winter, that apparently isn’t ending anytime soon (especially if you live in Boston!)

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I add onion, celery, carrots, mixed rice, herbs and two large chicken breasts, along with 8 cups of chicken stock, and turned the slow cooker on LOW.  After 5 hours I took out the chicken and, when it was cool enough to work with, shredded the meat with two forks.  I then added the shredded chicken and  thawed & drained chopped spinach back into the slow cooker and cooked for about another 45 minutes. (If you prefer a less overall green color, use fresh spinach leaves)  The result is a flavorful, filling soup you’ll want to have on hand through out the winter. So much better than a can, and almost as easy!

Stay Warm Y’all!!

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Chicken, Rice and Spinach Soup

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped onions
  • 2/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup mixed rice
  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, place the onions, carrots, celery and rice.
  2. Lay the chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with the thyme, sage, marjoram, and garlic powder.
  3. Add 8 cups of chicken broth .
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours.
  5. Remove the chicken breasts and shred using two forks when cool enough to handle.
  6. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and add the spinach.
  7. Cook for 45 minutes .
  8. Fix the season and serve.

Notes

You can substitute 1 tsp of poultry seasoning for the herbs mixture.

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