Delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken and “Rice” Soup

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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.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 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)


  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)


*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!

  • Author: Rachel