Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Make a meal out of this comforting chicken, sausage, and rice soup by adding crackers or warm bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove casings from sausage. Combine sausage and chicken in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over high heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add onion and thyme; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add celery, carrot, and broth; bring to a boil.

Step 2

Remove rice from bag; stir into broth mixture. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 7 minutes or until rice is tender. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

NewJen44870's Review

nyca5124
February 22, 2015
A tasty winter soup. A nice twist on a traditional chicken noodle. The hot italian turkey sausage has a nice flavor but is still relatively kid friendly.

lperejma's Review

MoJo1954
January 01, 2015
N/A

MoJo1954's Review

lperejma
October 30, 2013
There is no need to look for another chicken soup recipe- this is it! But, you have to disclose that there is sausage it it. I use regular italian sausage, not hot, I loved the flavor of the boneless chicken thighs, too. Everyone goes NUTS over this recipe! I always double it, and, in a few days, if I'm still in the cooking mood, I make another. Yum! No one complains....

JoyceVec's Review

rstarrlemaitre
January 24, 2013
One of our family favorites. Hot turkey sausage perks it up...but I guess on the whole we like a mild tasting chicken soup. It is easy and filling and better than a traditional chicken noodle. I make it in big batches...frequently.

rstarrlemaitre's Review

1cookingmama
January 28, 2012
N/A

mjmayinsf's Review

mjmayinsf
October 31, 2010
It was OK - a bit bland. Nice to have a recipe you can make with what's on hand (and in the freezer), but nothing special. We will finish off the double recipe I made, but won't make it again.

nyca5124's Review

NewJen44870
January 25, 2010
I was highly disappointed in this recipe after reading so many fabulous reviews. I thought it was very bland, and really nothing special at all, even with extra thyme sprigs and additional spices. I ate my portion, chucked the rest, and gave my husband an omelet for dinner instead. Won't make again.

Katie02777's Review

Katie02777
December 30, 2009
Loved this recipe! It's my new stand-by. We added three leaves of kale (chopped up) to sneak some leafy greens into the week.

1cookingmama's Review

JoyceVec
December 28, 2008
Great weeknight soup! Use medium/sweet turkey italian sausage if you don't like the spice (we use the spicy!). Too much rice for us, so I doubled the reciped, without doubling the rice. Don't forgo the fresh thyme - it really makes the recipe! Made it for the in-laws the day after Christmas with some crusty french bread for dipping & a chopped salad...it was a hit with everyone. Husband always takes leftovers for lunch for the next couple of days! Freezes well, too!