Chicken and Rice Soup – Prepared for Baby and Family

This soup is almost like a casserole, with the same big flavor and creamy goodness. And yes, there are even some chunks of chicken and vegetables that little fingers can pick up and self-feed from a bowl or plate. Winner winner!

Chicken Soup – Share it with Baby

There’s nothing better than a bowl of warm homemade chicken soup on a chilly Fall or Winter’s day. This soup is great to share with babies from 8 months and older.

  • 1 purple top turnip
  • 5 medium carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 2-3 red potatoes
  • 2 large parsnips
  • dill and parsley – as desired
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 6 cups of chicken broth or stock (lo or no sodium is best)
  • 1 2-3 pound chicken – use a rotisserie chicken for convenience and taste
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (optional)
  1. You will need a large stock pot or large sauce pot to make this soup – it calls for 6 cups of liquid.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the vegetables
  3. Remove the chicken meat from the rotisserie chicken and set aside
  4. Saute the veggies in the pot for about 10 minutes or until they are soften just a bit
  5. Add in the broth and bring to a boil
  6. Lower heat to simmer and simmer for 30 minutes
  7. Add in chicken and fresh herbs
  8. Bring to a second boil
  9. Lower heat and return to simmer for 30 minutes again

Be sure to hide some of this soup so you can save it for later!