Friday, November 23, 2007

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

1 tbs. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 large carrots
2 stalks celery
1 tbs. dried chives
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning
1/4 c. flour
6 c. chicken broth
1 1/2c. evaporated skim milk
1/2 pre-roasted chicken from the deli
3/4 c. basmati or white rice

2 tbs. beef gravy thickener blended with a small amount of water

the night before....

Microwave butter in a small cup for 5 seconds.

Dice onion, peel and cut carrots and slice celery. Place in the inside pot of slow cooker. Pour the melted butter over top and stir to coat. Stir in spices and flour.

Gradually add chicken brother stirring constantly to avoid lumping. Add canned milk.

Remove meat from 1/2 a roasted chicken. Cut into bite size chunks and add to slow cooker. Stir, cover and stor in fridge overnight.

in the morning...

Return center pot with cover to the outer liner of slow cooker and set on low heat.

when you arrive home...

Toss in rice and stir well. Set timer for 20 minutes.

If the sauce needs a little thickening, combine a small amount of powdered gravy thickener blended with water and stir in.

Serve with buns.

Notes: This recipe is from Cooking for the Rushed The Healthy Family. I made this recipe all in one day for dinner one night. It is a very tasty and filling recipe. I've made this recipe a couple of times and will definitely make it again.

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