Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


"This smoky, Southwestern-style soup, infused with a variety of spices and made with convenient canned chicken and vegetables, is a true autumn favorite."


40 m servings 285 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 11g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 679 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saute, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth.
  2. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in cream and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This soup is pretty good! I used fresh chopped carrots and frozen chicken breasts, chopped. I also didn't have chipotle chili or cumin. It was just spicy enough for me, though if you like hea...

It is whipping cream not sour cream. Whipping cream is what whipped cream is before it is whipped. It can be found in the dairy section in half cartons You may substitute half and half for the w...

I just have a question...Is that really whipping cream, or is that supposed to be sour cream??

So good! I probably quadrupled the recipe as I just can't make a small batch of soup. I used brown rice as that's what I had on hand. Also minced a chipotle pepper up- really well good with t...

Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

A really good recipe! I did also use fresh carrots & added more of the other ingredients. Also used fresh cooked chicken breasts which was so easy. Yummy! Can't wait to make it again!

This is one of the best recipes I've ever found. I used fresh carrots (without cooking them to give some crunch to the mix) and one fresh chicken breast cooked slightly in the microwave instead...

This was delicious. Creamy with just a hint of spice.

This turned out delicious! Hubby and kids loved it. I boiled frozen chicken breast to also make chicken broth. I also used fresh baby carrots and sliced them myself and tweaked the rice a little...