Humble and Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

This week at the Help Club, we are talking about the importance of forgiveness.

Forgiveness of any sort requires one to be humble. When I think of humility, the Proverbs 31 woman comes to mind. She is a woman of noble character. She sets about her work vigorously, and her arms are strong for the task. She is clothed in strength and dignity. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed, and her husband also. Many women do noble things, but she surpasses them all.

These are just a few descriptions of the Proverbs 31 woman. Doesn’t she sound like a humble woman who easily forgives? While pondering the perfect recipe to represent the Proverbs 31 woman, we decided humble chicken and rice soup is the perfect fit. When you try this recipe, pray and ask God to help you to be humble and let the Proverbs 31 woman inspire you to love your family well.

Humble and Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

Ingredients:
2 pounds chicken drumsticks
1⁄2 cup of rice
4 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 an onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 carrots, chopped
1 Jalapeño, chopped *optional
1 tbsp. Chicken Better than Boullion
Salt and Pepper, as desired

Directions:
1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place drumsticks in a slow cooker and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook on high with lid on slow cooker for 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours until chicken is done.
2. Remove chicken, allow to cool enough to handle. Pull the meat off the bone, set aside.
3. Put bones back in slow cooker and fill the slow cooker to the top with water and season generously with salt and pepper. Replace lid and cook on high for 6-8 hours to create a rich healthy broth. Shred or chop chicken and refrigerate for the soup later.
4. When the broth is done and you are ready to cook soup, chop and prep vegetables.
5. In a dutch oven or stock pot add a little canola or olive oil and saute garlic on med-high heat until aromatic. Add carrots, onions, jalapenos and celery. Cook until veggies are starting to get tender, stirring occasionally.
6. While veggies are cooking, strain broth. Once the veggies are starting to get tender add broth, boullion, half the cooked chicken (you can freeze the rest for later), and rice to the stockpot or dutch oven. Stir well.
7. Increase temperature to high and bring to a boil. Place lid on pot, reduce heat to med-low, cook for 20 minutes.
8. Once rice is done, check the seasoning for the soup and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients:

Note: Shown in the pictures is enough ingredients for a 2x batch of the recipe. You can always double the recipe and freeze half in a gallon freezer bag for later!

Steps:

 

 

Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray.

 

Place drumsticks in a slow cooker,

and season generously with salt and pepper.

Cook on high with lid on slow cooker for 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours until chicken is done.

Remove chicken, allow to cool enough to handle.

Pull the meat off the bone,

set aside.

Put bones back in slow cooker and fill the slow cooker to the top with water and season generously with salt and pepper. Replace lid and cook on high for 6-8 hours to create a rich healthy broth.

 

Shred or chop chicken and refrigerate for the soup later.

When the broth is done and you are ready to cook soup, chop and prep vegetables.

 

In a dutch oven or stock pot add a little canola or olive oil and saute garlic on med-high heat until aromatic. Add carrots, onions, jalapenos and celery. Cook until veggies are starting to get tender, stirring occasionally.

While veggies are cooking, strain broth.

Once the veggies are starting to get tender

add broth, boullion, half the cooked chicken (you can freeze the rest for later), and rice to the stockpot or dutch oven. Stir well.

Increase temperature to high and bring to a boil. Place lid on pot, reduce heat to med-low, cook for 20 minutes.
Once rice is done, check the seasoning for the soup and add salt and pepper as needed.

Serve and enjoy!

Brandi Carson and Meagan Witt

Brandi Carson and Meagan Witt

Dear friends who love to love their families with delicious food!
Brandi Carson and Meagan Witt

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