This soup recipe for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers was designed with busy moms in mind!
I found the basis for this recipe in an old cookbook. It called for a lengthy process to create the soup - but how many busy parents have time for that? I cut out most of the work with some alterations and the end result is a soup so rich, your family will truly believe you're Superwoman!
3 (10-3/4 oz) cans condensed chicken broth
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
In Dutch oven, combine chicken broth and water. Add rice and seasonings packets. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook until rice is tender, about 25-35 minutes.
In saucepan, melt margarine; stir in flour, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in half-and-half; cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. (Note: if your roux heats too quickly and the flour isn't incorporating nicely, reduce heat slightly and start adding the half-and-half slowly, alternating with the flour until it becomes smooth.)
Slowly add half-and-half mixture into rice mixture, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients. Heat gently, stirring frequently. Do not boil.