Spicy Chicken Rice Soup

Spicy Chicken Rice Soup

"'This zippy chicken and rice soup is brimming with flavor and color,' reports Elaine Grover of Santa Maria, California. 'For a change of pace, I garnish steaming bowls of it with crispy fried tortilla strips and some shredded pepper Jack cheese.'"
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35 m servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium broth and without salt) equals 135 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 very lean meat, 1 starch.

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I was surprised how good this was for being so easy. Had a nice balance of flavors, but it is indeed spicy--might not be for everyone because of that. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I...

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I was really looking forward to this soup and am not that excited with how it turned out. All of the ingredients are fabulous and I followed the recipe 100%, it just doesn't have a lot of flavor...

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I was surprised how good this was for being so easy. Had a nice balance of flavors, but it is indeed spicy--might not be for everyone because of that. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I...

OMG! this soup is the best! I want to give it more than five stars! ********** I took it to work for a potluck. Everyone loved it! I put a handful of tortilla chips and a squeeze of lime at the ...

Add two tablespoons of Curry powder for an EXCELLENT cold day soup! I also substituted brown long grain rice for the white stuff and sauteed the celery and onion in butter before adding the bro...

So simple and sooooooo good. I added some a can of diced tomatoes and added some grated cheese just before serving. Thanks for the recipe!

Finally made this soup and it was delicious! I almost doubled the broth and am glad I did b/c there still wasn't as much as we are used to. I boiled the chicken breasts in the broth and then shr...

I was really excited to make soup by just throwing stuff in a pot and letting it cook. I would have to recommend letting the celery and carrots cook on their own in the broth for 10 minutes or s...

I also used turkey because I forgot to buy chicken. It was great! I prepared the soup and then put in the crockpot for about 3 hours on high.

Excellent Soup! I mind a few minor changes-doubled the cumin, used a full pound of chicken and added a fresh jalapeno. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and it came out very nicely!

An excellent recipe! I, like others, doubled the broth. Also, on one occassion I added 1/2 cup andoulle sausage (you could also use a milder kielbasa) along with the chicken, omitted the orega...

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