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Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and “Rice” Soup

October 21, 2020

Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Truly such a cozy, comforting and healthy soup recipe to make that the whole family will love.

Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Truly such a cozy, comforting and healthy soup recipe to make that the whole family will love.

I am not sure what came over me recently, but I am so into making soup right now.

As someone who doesn’t love soup usually – I have a feeling this has to do with my pregnancy and the baby in my belly asking the most random foods ever. Like this healthier take on cream of chicken soup. I used to have cream of chicken soup all of the time growing up. With crushed up saltine crackers in it. It literally smells and tastes like childhood to me.

When this dairy-free creamy chicken and rice soup actually turned out creamy and delicious, I was shocked. It is amazing what nut milk can do I swear. This recipe is one of those easy meal ideas you will want to save to make over and over again. It is so comforting and the flavor alone is just good for the soul.

I even gave some of this to Ez and he loves it! We crushed up some crackers on top and had it for lunch for a few days. Plus you can freeze any leftovers you have too if you have a lot left over. The good part about soup is that you are stocked up for awhile!

I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of this recipe. Let us know in the comments below.

Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Truly such a cozy, comforting and healthy soup recipe to make that the whole family will love.

What ingredients you need to make this cream of chicken and rice soup:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts – you can likely use thighs too
  • Olive or avocado oil – either oil works
  • Onion – diced into small pieces
  • Celery stalks – diced into small pieces
  • Carrots – peeled and diced!
  • Garlic cloves – you can also use garlic powder if you don’t have!
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Cassava orzo – or use any orzo or rice but the cassava is a paleo option
  • Chicken bone broth or stock – you can also use veggie or beef based, anything works!
  • Filtered water
  • Unsweetened non-dairy milk – coconut, almond, anything that isn’t sweetened
  • Almond flour – I haven’t tested a sub but oat flour may work well too
  • Grain-free crackers – I love these crackers and these ones – code RACHL

How to make one-pot paleo chicken and rice soup:

  1. In a large pot, add the chicken, oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic and seasonings
  2. Cook over medium/high heat for about 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked
  3. Add the bone broth and water and bring to a boil
  4. Add in the orzo or rice and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until orzo is tender
  5. Mix in the milk and flour well so it is evenly combined into the soup
  6. Serve while hot and garnish with parsley and your favorite crackers! (I love these crackers and these ones – code RACHL)

A few of my other favorite healthy and cozy dinner recipes: 

Healthy Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta (gluten-free)

The Easiest No-Boil Baked Pasta Recipe (gluten-free)

5-ingredient Creamy Squash Pasta (vegan + gluten-free)

Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu

Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Truly such a cozy, comforting and healthy soup recipe to make that the whole family will love.

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Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and “Rice” Soup

Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Truly such a cozy, comforting and healthy soup recipe to make that the whole family will love.

Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Truly such a cozy, comforting and healthy soup recipe to make that the whole family will love.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced and uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 large celery stalks, diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 8 ounces uncooked cassava orzo (or use any orzo or rice!)
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth or stock
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (coconut, almond, anything!)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • Parsley to garnish and grain-free crackers! (I love these crackers and these ones – code RACHL)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add the chicken, oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic and seasonings
  2. Cook over medium/high heat for about 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked
  3. Add the bone broth and water and bring to a boil
  4. Add in the orzo or rice and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until orzo is tender
  5. Mix in the milk and flour well so it is evenly combined into the soup
  6. Serve while hot and garnish with parsley and your favorite crackers! (I love these crackers and these ones – code RACHL)

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days or you can freeze the soup for 2 months

**I haven’t tested this in a crockpot or instant pot but if you do please let us know in the comments!

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9 Responses

  1. This recipe tasted amazing! I used rice as I didn’t have any orzo. It was easy to make and I’ll be making it frequently, especially now that the weather is changing! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  2. This soup was absolutely delicious!! I have printed the recipe to make it again. Thank you so much for creating healthy and delicious recipes!! <3

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