After cooking beer butt chicken on the grill its a tradition around these parts to make the carcass (leftover chicken) into soup. ITs the best damn soup ever and I thought I would share it with you.

Chicken and Rice Soup

What you’ll need:

  • 1 left over already cooked  rotisserie chicken (with the saved juices from the beer)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 chicken bullion cubes
  • 3 stalks of celery cut
  • 3 long  carrots cut
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup of cooked rice ( i used jasmine rice)
  • a crack of pepper or two

What you’ll need to do:

  • Cut off any left over chicken and save it in a bowl. Set aside and chop up.
  • Take the left over chicken, bones and all and juice and put it in a large boiling pot. Add the water, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and basil. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours on stove top. Cover this pot
  • Pour out the juice into a bowl and save.
  • In another large pot add the carrots and celery and the juices.
  • Bring to a rolling boil and add the chicken. Let simmer for another hour or 2 depending on your time frame. Add the bullion cubes.
  • Then 20 mins before serving add the already cooked rice.

Serve with bread! Delicious.

 

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10 Responses to Chicken and Rice soup for the soul

  1. Jessica says:

    Could you send me the recipe for beer butt chicken?

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  3. my dad is addicted to chicken rice soup lol im going to have to write this one down =]

  4. Heidi says:

    Sounds like a recipe my husband and kids would love. I’m a vegetarian myself but it sounds like something they would like.

  5. Ohmigawsh. I’ve been feeling crummy lately. I need to take this recipe to a friend and say COOK THIS FOR ME PLEASE!! LOL

  6. Ann says:

    This week it is going to be chillier here. I’m going to try this recipe one of the days when we feel like we need something warm for lunch. Sounds delicious!

  7. Leigh says:

    Sometimes soup is all you need on a cool night… maybe a grilled cheese on the side too.

  8. Carole says:

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about Rice and other grains! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Wishing you a very happy New Year!

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