Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup + Motivation

I was compensated by Tyson Foods to produce this post.

We’re a little more than halfway through January now and some of us have made resolutions and goals for 2014 to live a healthier and more fulfilling life. How are you doing so far? Are you hanging in there?

Maybe you are like me, and need that constant motivation from friends cheering you on and coaches giving you little tips and advice all along the way?

I know that those things really help me stay focused and on track. That’s why I’m absolutely in love with the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® “Just Add This” program that’s going on right now!

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Have you ever heard that it’s better to make small changes when you are trying to permanently change your way of doing something? It’s true! If you take small, do-able steps you’ll see success and be encouraged to continue making more small changes for one big transformation.

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Well, Tyson® Grilled & Ready® has hit the nail on the head with their “Just Add This” program. If you head over to their Facebook page click on the “Just Add This” tab and you’ll find a new healthy recipe PLUS tips for ways to take those little steps that make a big difference every single day!

Tips

The tips are anything from ‘just add spinach’ to my personal favorite, ‘just add happiness’. Each day, new and informative ways to make those small changes that will help us reach our long term goals.

Prizes

You know there has to be prizes! You can enter to win weekly prize giveaways, including a Trek® Women’s Road Bike, Lululemon® gift card, Kindle FireTM Tablet and more!

Recipes

The recipes are delicious (most under 500 calories) and include the Grilled & Ready® chicken which is 97% fat-free, already cooked and ready for those busy weeknight dinners. It’s also available in a space-saving bag for your freezer and offers the same amount of chicken with the same great grilled taste.

Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Easy recipes like this Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. I love comforting soups on a cold evening, and I especially love when I can have a healthy soup that’s full on flavor and low in fat and calories.

What are you waiting for?! Get over to the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Facebook page and get inspired!

Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: serves 6

Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

recipe provided by Tyson® Grilled & Ready®

Ingredients

  • 22 ounces Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Frozen Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast
  • 1 box long grain and wild rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups red onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans fat free, low sodium chicken broth, 15.75 ounce cans
  • 12 ounces fat free evaporated milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a medium-sized sauce pot over medium heat.
  3. Sauté mushrooms for about 3 minutes. Add onions, celery and carrots. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes, or until onions become translucent. Add garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in flour, tarragon, and thyme and cook for 1 minute stirring frequently. Add water, broth and evaporated milk to the pot. Bring mixture to a boil while stirring every other minute.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until slightly thick.
  6. Stir in cooked rice and chicken. Cook until heated through.

Notes from Shawn

Nutrition Facts Calories 370 Total Fat 6 g Protein 35 g Carbohydrate 43 g Cholesterol 85 mg Sodium 880 mg

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Comments

  1. Always looking for new soup recipes. Looks fabulous! Pinning!

  2. we aren’t having a very cold winter, but I could always go for soup!

  3. This soup looks absolutely fantastic!! Wow!

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  5. This soup looks lovely! I love the convenience of ready chicken.

  6. Sherry DeWeerdt says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try, especially since my daughter’s favorite type of soup!

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