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Broccoli-Chicken Rice Soup

I transformed leftover chicken and rice into this tasty soup. It even passed the company test. —Karen Reed, Middletown, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken


  • In a Dutch oven, combine milk, broth and dressing mix; bring to a boil. Add broccoli; cook, uncovered, until tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir in process cheese until melted. Add rice and chicken; heat through, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1-2/3 cups: 442 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 1571mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • Michael
    Nov 23, 2020

    I am not sure what everyone else did, but when I combined the broth, the milk, and the ranch seasoning and cut on the heat (medium) the mixture curdled my milk as it go to about 160 degrees. Very disappointing.

  • newgrandma
    Oct 29, 2020

    I have been very fortunate for over 50 years, because my husband is a pastor and he gets to come home very day for lunch! Today I made this soup and he commented more than once how good it was! I had to cut it way down because of the amount of leftovers I had, but the basic recipe is simple and easy to adapt to what you have in the frig. I didn't have any ranch dressing, so I threw a couple of chicken bouillon cubes in for a little more flavor. My husband was disappointed there wasn't more! Great recipe!

  • Tracy
    Aug 23, 2020

    OMG, my family loves this soup. It has become a favorite meal in our house. Thank you so much for this. I always use 2% milk and add a little more broccoli when I make it. Love, love, love it!

  • Kathy
    Jun 22, 2020

    This recipe is very easy to make and has a surprisingly delicious flavor. Ranch dressing in a soup - who knew! I will be making this many times. Thanks for posting.

  • meaganteal
    May 25, 2016

    Did not really like this. Very bland. Not sure what we did wrong. I can never make cheese soup though. :(

    Jan 11, 2014

    I loved the idea of usnig up things that I usually have. i did use 2% milk and reduced calorie Veveeta to save some calories, but have to say this was really easy, quick and delish.

  • TeresaWitt
    Jan 5, 2014

    This is quite tasty and easy to make. The Ranch mix gives it a nice flavor. I added extra broccoli, which made it nice and hardy.