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Chicken Forester Soup

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A creamy hearty recipe! This soup consisiting of chicken, mushrooms, spinach and rice.
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, mushrooms, rice, soup, spinach
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 268
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 quart (4 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups half & half*
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
  • kosher salt
  • 1 pound mushrooms sliced (a blend of cremini, button, shiitake and/or oyster)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sage rubbed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked chicken shredded leftover roasted or rotisserie
  • 4 to 5 handfuls baby spinach
  • black pepper freshly ground


  • Pour the broth, water and half & half into a sauce pan and heat on low until warm. Do not boil.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter over medium to medium-low heat. Add in the onion with a pinch of kosher salt. Stir and cook until soft and translucent. About 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add in mushrooms, sage, garlic powder and turmeric. Stir and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in lour and stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the rice and while stirring, pour in warm liquids. Bring to a simmer on medium-to medium high and then reduce heat to low until soup has thickened and rice is cooked. About 20 minutes.
  • Stir in shredded chicken, baby spinach and cook until the chicken is heated through and the spinach has wilted.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Serving: 1generous cup | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1810IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg