Southwest Chicken and Rice Soup

Categories: Entrées, Soups


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Recipe Information

Serving Size

½ c


Makes 14 servings

Nutrition Information

One serving is 163 calories, 5 g fat, 83 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 19 g protein


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  • 1 T Olive oil
  • ½ c Onion, chopped
  • ½ c Celery, chopped
  • 1 can Cream of chicken soup, reduced sodium, lower fat (10.2 oz)
  • 2 c Chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1 c Brown rice, cooked
  • 1 can Carrots, sliced, drained and rinsed (14.5 oz)
  • 2 cans Chicken, drained and rinsed (12.5 oz)
  • ½ t Chili powder
  • ½ t Cumin
  • ½ t Chipotle seasoning
  • 1 c Pepper jack cheese, shredded, divided
  • ⅔ c Evaporated milk, fat-free
  • 3 T Cilantro, chopped, optional


  1. WASH hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large stockpot, HEAT oil over medium-high heat.
  3. ADD onion and celery. SAUTE’ for 5 minutes.
  4. STIR in cream of chicken soup and broth.
  5. STIR in rice, carrots, chicken, spices and ¾ c cheese.
  6. BRING to a BOIL, REDUCE heat and SIMMER for 10 minutes.
  7. STIR in evaporated milk.
  8. TOP with remaining cheese and cilantro.

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