Monday, August 31, 2009

Mom's Chicken Soup

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 c. water
  • 1 box (6 oz.) Uncle Ben's Original Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tsp celery salt or 1 - 2 stalks chopped
  • 2 T. instant chicken bouillon
  • 6 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour disolved in small amount of water
  • 2 c. half & half
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
Optional:
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (campbells healthy request)
  • 1/4 c. rice (added to above boxed rice before cooking)
  1. Cook rice according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Boil chicken breast in water until tender, remove and set aside.
  3. Add onion, carrots, celery, seasoning & bouillon to broth, boil for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add dissolved flour, half & half, & pepper.
  5. Stir and add cooked rice and cubed chicken.
  6. Simmer for 30 - 40 minutes.
**WW Points calculated using WW Recipe Points Calculator**

Notes: Extra salt is not needed. Onions & carrots are free items, so adjust quantities to suit your preferences.

Makes 8 generous servings
Serving = 3 ladles
3 ladles = 6.3 points without optional soup & rice
3 ladles = 7.2 with optional soup & rice.

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