Chicken Soup with Brown Rice & Spinach Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Soup with Brown Rice & Spinach recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Soup with Brown Rice & Spinach using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by justlaura

Makes 8 servings



Made it up as I went along! I have found that using bone-in chicken breasts for making homemade stock seems to work fairly well. They usually have a little bit of rib meat on them, so you get a small bit of dark meat and bones for flavor, but nowhere near the fat content of other chicken parts or a whole chicken.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Soup with Brown Rice & Spinach

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, bone-in (remove skin before using if desired)
5 large green onions
3 stalks celery
1/4 tsp salt
8 cups water
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp dried basil
1/8 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1 cup carrots, chopped
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 cup cooked brown rice
8 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Recipe Directions for Chicken Soup with Brown Rice & Spinach

  1. Place chicken breasts, onions, celery, water, and spices in a stock pot. Simmer over medium-low heat until meat falls off the bone.

  2. Remove chicken breasts and strain out any bones from the broth. Let broth sit for a while to allow fat to rise, then strain off.

  3. Remove skin from chicken breasts and discard; remove meat from chicken breasts add back to broth.

  4. Bring to a boil and add carrots and mushrooms, cook until carrots are tender.

  5. Add spinach and rice and cook until heated through.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 432.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
251
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Sodium
184mg
8%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
22.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
30.1g
Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 8% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
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