Cheesy Chicken and Rice Soup

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Hola!

Happy Friday! Yes, Happy Friday for sure since my spring break starts today!

It is going to be a pretty busy weekend here at mi casa. There’s a lot of errands and cleaning to do so that sums up my spring break!

When I was little we didn’t eat too much canned soups but we did have Chicken and Rice from Campbell’s. My grandma also always had that at her house and this soup kind of reminds me of it.

Yes, I realize that it looks pretty different from the Campbell’s soup but there is something that reminds me of it. Of course this is way more delicious! And with cheese? Heaven!

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Soup

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces plus 16 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3-4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste

1. Place oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add onion, celery and carrots, stirring and cooking for about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Once veggies are tender, reduce heat to low.

2. In a separate large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Slowly whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until thick and bubbly. Slowly whisk in 32 ounces chicken broth. Increase heat slightly and keep whisking until broth gets thick and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Once thick, reduce heat to low and add cheese, stirring until smooth then add hot sauce. Add cheese sauce to veggies then add cooked chicken and rice. Add remaining 16 ounces of chicken broth and sour cream to soup, stirring to combine.  want to add more  Stir, taste and season with additional salt and pepper according to your liking. If you want a thinner soup just add some more broth or milk.

I am off to run a million errands!

Besos,

Flor

Recipe source  http://picky-palate.com/

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About Flor

Hola! I'm Flor. Forty-something, wife, mom, amateur baker, amateur home cook, self professed craftinista, Elvis loving chick. This blog is about my journey through the everyday life. I hope you find some inspiration here! All posts and opinions are solely mine.

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