Spicy Chicken Rice Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 135 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
Mar 3, 2020
Please do NOT cook already cooked chicken breast for 25 to 30 minutes. It will get very dry. If you have cooked chicken breast add in the last five minutes to warm it up. I prefer to use raw chicken. I put two or three in after the broth is boiling. check for doneness after 15-20 minutes (cook them to 160 degrees). Take them out of the broth and let them cool. Right before serving cut or shred into bite-size chunks and add to the soup. I think it's better to add the cilantro as a garnish at the end, keeps it fresher and more flavorful. Finally, saute the onion, bell pepper and celery before adding the broth. Cook in a little oil until soft, about 5 minutes, then add the broth etc .This will also increase the flavor. If you do all of this you get a five star soup.
Sep 12, 2019
Family favourite also my fav jizz my pants when I make it it’s that good
Jun 12, 2015
Great flavor! I added more chicken & broth to make a bigger batch of soup. Reduced the cilantro to about a Tablespoon.
Jan 22, 2013
My daughter asked for spicy chicken soup, so I found this recipe. I left out the green pepper and cilantro because there are those in my family who are not fans of those items, but used the rest of the recipe. It turned out great. It's a wonderful change from my usual chicken soup. I like the spiciness a lot and plan on making it again!
Jul 30, 2012
This was a great soup with a perfect amount of spice. I used brown rice. Everyone likes it, too include a 4 year old and the inlaws.
Feb 22, 2011
This is a heart-warming soup on a blustery, cold day! I added green lentils for more nutritional value. Even my husband complimented the dish!
Jan 1, 2009
I used this recipe to finish up some leftover turkey. Turkey was an excellent substitute. Also, I used one jalapeno pepper in place of the green pepper just to give it slightly more kick. It wasn't overly spicy. Just perfect. Great recipe!