March 23, 2010

Green Chili Chicken and Rice Soup

This soup was done in about 20 minutes and was really tasty!

2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
10 c. chicken broth
2 10 oz. cans Rotel tomatoes with Green Chili's (or a couple cans diced tomatoes and one can mild green chili's)
2 1/2 cups cooked rice
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cups chicken cooked and shredded
pinch of Kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, and Lawry's garlic salt with parsley to taste
1 bunch fresh chopped cilantro
Diced avocados, drizzled with lime juice
shredded cheese
tortilla chips

Place oil in a large stockpot/dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion for 5 minutes then add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in broth, tomatoes, chicken breast, rice, lime juice, and seasonings. Cook 5 minutes; taste and season according to your liking. Right before serving add chopped cilantro.
Serve soup with avocado, cheese, and chips if desired. 10-12 servings

(I like to buy the rotisserie chicken's at Sam's Club for 4.99, shred and freeze it in a couple bags. It works out perfectly for recipes like this!!)