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postheadericon Spicy Chicken-Rice Soup

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Spicy Chicken-Rice Soup is a hot and spicy Spanish style recipe for a hearty soup. Main Ingredients: Chicken thighs, onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives and yellow rice, seasoned with basil and red pepper. It is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints) and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes (6) servings with a (2-1/4) cup serving size. Spicy Chicken-Rice Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.spicy-chicken-rice-soup

Prep Time 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes
2 large onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 sp crushed red pepper
8 cups chicken broth
1 (14-1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup pitted green olives, sliced
1 (5 oz pkg.) saffron yellow rice mix with seasoning
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves, for garnish
2 tbsp additional shredded basil leaves, for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and cook until it’s well browned, stirring often. Remove the chicken from the saucepot with a slotted spoon and set aside.

2. Add the remaining oil to the saucepot and reduce heat to medium. Add in the onions, garlic and red pepper. Cook for 3 minutes.

3. Stir in the broth and tomatoes; heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 15 minutes.

4. Stir in the rice and olives. Return chicken to the saucepot. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Stir in the 1/4 cup basil. Garnish additional basil, if desired.

YIELD:  6 Servings.
Serving Size: (2-1/4) cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), ( 7 PointsPlus)

Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 290, Total Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 1506mg, Sugars: 2g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 22g

Original recipe and image from: CSC Brands LP. http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/spanish-chicken-and-rice-soup-50280

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