Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup




I'm all about slow cookers lately. They are saving my life these days! I have been leaving the house with dinner already cooking by 9 o'clock. It's wonderful to come home in the late afternoon with little to do for dinner. I open up the top add a few more sides to our plates and Voila! Dinner is served.


Most of the time everyone enjoys what is on their plate or in their bowl.  This one needed a little more doctoring, but not much.  I forgot about the bacon garnish, but the rice adds a great touch.  This soup is as creamy as a nice risotto, but not too rich.  Serve it with some nice artisan bread and it's the perfect bowl of comfort during a cold winter's night.  Add this one to the list of tasty Better Homes and Gardens recipes.

 
What You Will Need:
1 lb boneless and skinless chicken thighs
1 (14.5 oz) can creamed corn
3 T flour
2 T unsalted butter
4 1/2 C chicken broth
1 handful of baby carrots chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 C cooked brown rice

1) Melt butter in medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
2) Stir in flour until paste and then stir in 2 1/2 C broth.
3) Bring to boil and thicken until reduced.
4) Add chicken, flour mixture, remaining chicken broth, corn, carrots, celery and onion to slow-cooker. Cook for 5 hours.
5) Add cooked rice to soup mixture.
6) Serve warm.

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7 comments:

TheMomsGroup.com said...

This looks really good, perfect for January. I like the idea about adding bacon too, everyone loves bacon!(:

Pamela said...

YUMMY! We love us some soup over here!

ReviewsSheROTE said...

I love having soups for lunch-this looks D-LISH!!

Courtney G said...

I think I could eat soup every day. I like the bacon idea too. When do you ever go wrong with bacon?;)

Cody G said...

Yum! The crock pot is my BFF, so I will definitely be pinning this one. Thanks for sharing!

gina valley said...

Sounds perfect for this cold weather. Going to try it next week. Nice to have something new on the menu!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Looks really good, delicious & full of flavors!

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