Easy Spicy Chicken Rice Soup

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by newspapergal

I got this recipe about three years ago from the back of a can of tomatoes (Delmonte, I think), and it's been a hit with my husband -- who isn't a soup fan generally. It's a very easy but good comforting winter soup that also freezes well. Also easy to double recipe.

Top Review by bmcnichol

I also made this as my weekly soup for lunches. This soup gets better once it sits. It is a mild flavored soup but when first cooked is pretty bland. Once it sat overnight, the flavors got better. I followed the recipe exactly as written using the chicken broth and Lipton's red beans and rice mix. I topped my serving with Colby Jack cheese. I froze some for future lunches. My youngest really enjoyed this also. This is a very easy soup to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook chicken with either Cajun or Mexican seasonings-- sometimes I bake the chicken, and sometimes I saute it.
  2. (I've also cut up a store-bought rotisserie chicken for this).
  3. Dice cooked chicken.
  4. Prepare red beans& rice (I like Zatarrain's) per package directions.
  5. (it has to cook about 30 min) Meanwhile, combine chicken broth& diced tomatoes; bring to a boil.
  6. When boiling, add diced chicken.
  7. Reduce heat and cook about 10 minutes.
  8. Add prepared beans and rice; heat through.
  9. Spoon into bowls and top with cheese.

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