Overhead shot of a pot full of Chicken, Rice, and Kale Soup.

Chicken, Rice, and Kale Soup

This Chicken, Rice, and Kale Soup hits all the notes! Its flavorful, filling, and stars U.S.-grown long grain rice. This recipe comes to us from our friend @LocalHaven in partnership with The Feedfeed and USA Rice.

  • Servings


  • ¾ cup U.S.-grown long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, sliced
  • 8 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1½ lbs chicken thighs, skinless & boneless
  • 1 bunch kale, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided


  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat, warm olive oil, then add finely chopped onions. Cook,stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes then add the garlic and continue cooking for about 5-6 minutes total. You want the onion and garlic to be translucent but not brown.

  • Add in the rinsed rice, sliced sweet potatoes, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, broth and skinless boneless chicken thighs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook uncovered for 20 minutes until the chicken and sweet potatoes are cooked through and the rice is tender.

  • Remove the chicken from the pot, and once cool to handle, shred. Add the shredded chicken and the chopped kale back to the pot and allow to cook for about 5 minutes until the kale is a little more cooked down.

  • Remove from the stove and add the remaining teaspoon of kosher salt, and squeeze in 1 whole lemon. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve with lots of freshly ground pepper. And possibly a good sprinkling of parmesan cheese.