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fiesta chicken & rice soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

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!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For fiesta chicken & rice soup

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 md
    green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 md
    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
    diced green chilis, undrained
  • 1 can
    (15 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 can
    (6 oz.) tomato paste (freeze the leftover for a later use)
  • 1 c
    cooked white rice
  • 1 can
    (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.