I love when the hubby comes up with his own little creations, Southwestern Soup. They are almost always so delicious. Haha, sorry babe, but we all have a few mess ups at some point. This one was definitely one of the good ones. I never knew I would love the rice in it, but it actually was so yummy!! I watched him make it too and it was really just a bunch of dumping things in which is exactly what makes soup so wonderful!

We had made the Cafe Rio chicken the night before and used the rice leftovers for this soup. If you don’t want to do that just cut the recipe down for the rice or cook the rice in chicken broth and add the onion, green chiles etc to the soup.

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Southwestern Soup

Southwestern Soup

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


This soup is so easy to make and it is truly one of the yummy ones!


Recipe By Cade

  • 1 Can Tomatoes, stewed with juice
  • 1 Can Beans, black, drained
  • 1 Can Corn, sweet
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, cooked with salt and pepper and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups Rice, Cilantro Lime, Recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 15 Oz Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoon Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic

Cilantro Rice

  • 3 Cups Rice
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 4 teaspoons Chicken Bouillon
  • 4 teaspoons Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Can Green Chiles
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped


For the Soup

  • Add everything to the slow cooker or large pot and simmer for 1 hour.
    1 Can Tomatoes, 1 Can Beans, 1 Can Corn, 2 Chicken Breasts, 1 1/2 Cups Rice, 1 teaspoon Chili Powder, 15 Oz Chicken Broth, 1 1/4 Cups Water, 3 Tablespoon Cilantro, 1 teaspoon Garlic, 3 Cups Rice, 3 Cups Water, 4 teaspoons Chicken Bouillon, 4 teaspoons Garlic, 1/2 Bunch Cilantro, 1 Can Green Chiles, 3/4 teaspoon Salt, 1 Tablespoon Butter, 1/2 Onion

Cilantro Rice

  • Bring water to a boil and add all the ingredients and cook until done, usually about 20 minutes.


soup can be frozen for up to 3 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 701kcalCarbohydrates: 131gProtein: 29gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 859mgPotassium: 637mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 421IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Quick and Simple Dairy Free Recipes

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