This is a creamy version of taco soup. Using cheap bone in chicken thighs and a crock pot make this a cheap and easy way to feed your family. I've put in the rice as optional. I always have pre-cooked rice in the freezer and it made a great addition, but this soup is also good on its own. The spice is on the mild side for my family. If you like hot, use hot taco seasoning or add hot sauce at the table. Add a salad and a nice piece of cornbread and dinner is served.