Fiesta Chicken & Rice Soup

Amy Herald


Spanish Lesson: The word fiesta means feast in Spanish. We use the word to mean party or celebration. So I guess this dish is a party in a bowl!


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5 Min
30 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium
    green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium
    red pepper, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 can(s)
    diced green chilis, undrained
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 can(s)
    (6 oz.) tomato paste (freeze the leftover for a later use)
  • 1 c
    cooked white rice
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz.) can beans, rinsed and drained (i prefer black beans or pinto beans)
  • 1 c
    frozen corn

  • ·
    tortilla chips
  • ·
    shredded cheese of choice
  • ·
    sliced green onion for garnish
  • ·
    fresh chopped cilantro
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    sliced black olives

How to Make Fiesta Chicken & Rice Soup


  1. Heat olive oil. add chopped onion, green and red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, oregano, cumin, and chili powder.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper then add to the pan. Brown chicken.
  3. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, green chilis and tomato paste. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in beans, cooked rice and corn.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with crushed tortilla chips, a dollop of sour cream, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro, black olives or shredded cheese in any combination desired.

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