First of all, this week I learned that my site was not visible to public search engines, so now that that’s fixed, I hope that all of you out there will be able to enjoy this blog! Spicy Chicken Soup with Rice started out non-spicy and became spicy along the way, hence the name change (it was originally called Chicken Rice Soup.) Anyway, this is a great soup for spice lovers and non-spice lovers alike. In other words, if you don’t like spice, leave out or half the amount of pepper. El Gastronomo loves soups that contain rice and poultry. While La Critico likes anything that contains heat, I mean, look at the guy, he adds sriracha to most of his meals! I know that I post a lot of soup recipes here on PrettyAsAFlowerBlog, but I’m not going to apologize for that.;) Soup is one of the best foods ever invented, and we soup lovers are here to celebrate all the possibilities. Because who doesn’t like soup?

Cooking Tip: Using pre-cooked rice and chicken make this meal much quicker and easier.

Cooking Tip: Fresh vegetables really send this dish over the top, but feel free to use what you have!

The Ingredients: 4 cups chicken broth (condensed soup works well) 2 cups vegetable broth, 1 additional cup of water, 1-2 cups shredded cooked chicken, 2 cups cooked brown rice, 5-6 carrots, 1/2 yellow onion, 1 zucchini, 1 yellow squash,  1 can of Triple Succotash, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. garlic, 1 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. parsley flakes, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 2-3 tbsp. olive oil.

Dice carrots, onion, yellow squash, and zucchini. If you are using condensed soup to make chicken broth like I did,  bring four cups of water to a boil, then stir in the desired amount of soup. One to one and a half cups should be plenty. The same goes for vegetable broth, just add boiling water to vegetable bouillons. Meanwhile, saute the diced vegetables with olive oil for ten minutes over high heat. Add the broths and water to a soup pot with the sauteed vegetables. Add the spices and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Add the rice and chicken and cook for an additional ten to fifteen minutes.

How about a close up?

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