Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

A truly delcious soup that we accompany with hot crusty bread. Also, in order to reduce the cooking time, you should cut your potatoes and chicken into smaller pieces. However, I wanted to leave the recipe in its original form as it was given to me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in the onion, garlic, and serrano chili; cook until the onion has softened, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cilantro, peas, corn, and red pepper; cook for 1 minute.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, potatoes, and rice.
  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

I love this soup!!!! My fiance is a very picky eater, I made it for him because he was sick with a cold and he loved it too. I omitted the peas, not fond of them, and didn't have corn at hand, but it was still delicious. This will definitely be the new way to make chicken soup in our home!

yousi December 08, 2011

THANK YOU sooo much for an amazing soup!!! This is my new comfort food! I followed the recipe to a T, the only thing I did different was reduce the oil to 1/3 cup( glad I did b/c it was perfect). My mother had some( who is an amazing cook) and she asked for the recipe! Once again...THANKS! :)

Italian_mama January 13, 2009

I made this as per the recipe, using less olive oil, but left out the cilantro & peas (dislike both) & added carrot & green beans. Unable to get serrano chilis here, so used a jalapeno. This was a lovely meal, but I think I needed to add something to make up for the cilantro. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for ZWT4

Heydarl July 11, 2008