Hearty Chicken Cacciatore Soup with Rice

Hearty Chicken Cacciatore Soup with Rice

Great in fall and winter, this delicious, hearty, full-flavored soup is teeming with tasty ingredients... tomatoes, chicken, vegetables, and a healthy body of rice. This is a family-favorite that I threw together. The full aroma will bring them in from outside before it's even done. Garnish with shredded Cheddar or mozzarella if desired.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine chicken broth, condensed soup, 2 cans water, diced tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon vegetable seasoning in an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat; bring to a slow, rolling boil.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, mushrooms, onion, and remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable seasoning and cook until onion is translucent and chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Stir in garlic salt, salt, and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer chicken mixture to the stockpot and bring to a rolling boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    While the soup is cooking, bring 1 1/2 cups water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Add rice to the soup and continue to simmer, adding more water to reach desired consistency, for 1 hour.