Chicken Soup Recipe

Chicken Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb boneless skinned chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 quart basic chicken stock, I like Basic Chicken Stock
2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1⁄2 cup long-grain rice
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a 5 or 6 quart stockpot over moderate heat, melt the butter in the oil. Add the chicken and brown it lightly, stirring occasionally -- about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the stock, carrots, celery, onion, rice, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover, bring to a simmer over low heat, then cook until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.