Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
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

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

January 01, 2015

MoJo1954's Review

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

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

January 28, 2012

mjmayinsf's Review

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

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

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

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!