Cheesy Chicken Chowder

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On Thanksgiving Day, we had this soup.  Since we were going to be eating two turkey dinners over that weekend I decided to go a different direction.  Perfect on a cold day, the soup is cheesy and full of chicken and veggies.  I adapted the recipe from an old Southern Living recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Cheesy Chicken Chowder

Serves: 8-10 servings

  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken
  • 3 boxes chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup white rice
  • ½ lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • salt and pepper
  1. Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add the veggies and cook about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in the rice and continue to cook for 20-30 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  4. Stir in the chicken and Velveeta, stirring often as the cheese melts. Be careful not to boil the soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.

We eat a lot of soup in the winter.  It just seems like the right thing to do.  How often do you in soup?  Do you have a favorite?

I’m showing this off at Coupon Cookin’s Tasty Traditions.


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  1. We are to get some old nights here in the south and this will be perfect. I have some leftover turkey in the freezer maybe I’ll do it with that. Thanks 🙂

  2. That looks great Tiffany! Might be just the thing to make for dinner with all of the rain we’re supposed to get next week : )

  3. Yum – this is a good soup, we made it yesterday for and I’m looking forward to taking a bowl of leftover for lunch today. 🙂 BTW, we did double the amount of potatoes and carrots because we wanted plenty of vegetables in it. Also used 1/2 package of Veleveeta instead of just a 1/4 package.

  4. We made this earlier in the week, but I subbed ingredients I had on hand. I used leftover turkey from the freezer, quinoa, and shredded cheddar. I also tossed in some parsnips that needed to be consumed. Of course, the cheddar didn’t melt nicely like the Velveeta does, but no one complained (seriously!). The soup was delicious, and when we were eating leftovers for lunch yesterday, the children asked me to make it again. That is certainly a high compliment! Thanks so much, Tiffany!

  5. The only thing that I wish this website would do is to give us the approximate as to how many this feeds!

    • Monica, I am bad about remembering to say how many servings. I cook for a family of 6. In the case of this soup, we all ate and there were still enough leftovers for about 3 lunch servings the next day. I hope that helps!

  6. We had this for dinner last night. It was so good. Teen really liked it. This is a very comforting soup and it tasted exactly like I thought it would from the picture. As good as it was, I think I’ll throw in some corn next time just to be sassy.

  7. Tiffany I love all of your recipes. They are SOOOOO good;)

  8. I think this was my favorite soup ever! , Almost every single recipe I have made from your site have been a big hit with my family… even with my picky 10 year old! Thanks You!!!!

  9. This looks really yummy! How many ounces are your boxes of broth? I have cans in my pantry and wasn’t sure how many to use. Thanks!

  10. Did you use minute rice? I wondered if brown rice could be used, raw?

  11. I made this soup tonight it is delicious the only thing I did different was cook the white rice separately then add it later

  12. I love soups but I never get to cook them as I am the only one in my family that will eat them. The guys are picky and the grandkids aren’t old enough to appreciate cooking yet.

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