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Southwest Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

sw chicken rice soupLooking for winter menu items that are healthy and satisfying? Look no further, our Take Out Tuesday Recipes are being designed to tackle both the winter chill as well as healthful new year’s resolutions. This Tuesday, we made this delicious Southwest Chicken and Brown Rice Soup.  

Kitchen House’s Take Out Tuesday classes are perfect for busy families. If you’re available in the afternoon on Tuesdays, come join our community and cook dinner for your family – we provide all ingredients and supplies to prepare a meal with a serving of 4!  Check out our upcoming classes here!


Southwest Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
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  1. 1 medium onion, chopped
  2. 2 large carrots, chopped
  3. 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  4. 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (boiled or pressure cooked or rotisserie chicken)
  8. ¾ cup uncooked brown rice
  9. 3 medium plum/roma tomatoes, chopped
  10. 1 16oz can of diced tomatoes
  11. 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes with green chiles medium (Rotel or similar)
  12. 8-10 cups chicken broth
  13. 3 tsp cumin
  14. 1 tsp black pepper
  15. 2 tsp garlic powder
  16. 1 tsp oregano
  17. ½ tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  1. Lime wedges
  2. Grated cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
  3. Sliced avocado
  4. Chopped Cilantro
  5. Tortilla strips/chips
  1. 1. Saute onions, bell peppers, and carrots over hot oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. (~7min)
  2. 2. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute.
  3. 3. Stir in all other ingredients including rice and chicken.
  4. 4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender (brown rice about 30-40 minutes)
  5. 5. Add toppings just before serving.
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2 Responses to Southwest Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

  1. Maggie Perkins 01-25-2017 at 3:11 PM #

    How cool is this? So every Tuesday afternoon folks can drop in, learn to cook, and bring home dinner?

    • Leah 02-07-2017 at 4:50 PM #

      Exactly that! Look for our Take Out Tuesdays event listings through You can arrive at the Eventbrite homepage and search by venue: type in ‘The Kitchen House’ Scroll down from there and you will find our upcoming Take Out Tuesday with Menus. You can register there. We’d love to see you in the kitchen!