SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

March 1, 2016

MEXICAN CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP

Nothing says Love
more than homemade soup!



see that Strawberry Margarita....divine......


One of our favorite Mexican restaurants 
here in the great state of TEXAS 
is known for their chicken and rice soup....
their recipe is top secret, but I think I have come
very close to the taste and ingredients! 
This is going to be served often at Estelle's from now on! 




MEXICAN CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP
6 chicken thighs, roasted and shredded
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup sweet corn
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
3 jalapenos
1 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 cup converted rice
Fresh cilantro
6 cups chicken broth
1 fresh avocado
Fresh limes




Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Brush chicken with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
Bake for 45-60 minutes.
Let chicken cool and then shred.

In a large pot, add diced vegetables, uncooked rice, shredded chicken and chopped cilantro and enough chicken broth to cover the ingredients.
Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer just until carrots are tender and rice has cooked through. You want the vegetables to maintain a little bit of crunch.
Place soup into a serving bowl and squeeze a lime wedge over the soup. Add a half diced avocado and fresh cilantro. I serve this with cheddar garlic biscuits!
Y'all enjoy!


15 comments:

  1. That certainly looks like a hearty soup. Around here, chicken and rice soup, looks more like chicken and noodle. This has so many good things in , I think my husband would love it. Thanks for the recipe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. love your new header photos :):)

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    1. Hey Susie! I hope you try this and love it! It has certainly become a favorite here! Have a great week love!

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    1. Good Morning! Thank you for taking time to visit today and I so hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  3. I can't wait to try this recipe! Yum!!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you for visiting Estelle's today...enjoy the recipe...it's SO good!

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  4. Estelle... that's another thing I miss... great Mexican food!! This recipe looks delish. Have a good week.

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    1. I totally relate to that Katie! We missed Mexican food and good bbq so often when in Maine! Sounds like you need a trip to Texas soon! Hugs for stopping by today!

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  5. Sounds like a taste sensation! If I ever wonder where spring is, I'll visit just to gaze at your beautiful header.

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    1. Glad you like it Vee. There are four states represented here....my photos from Texas, Ohio, Maine and Georgia! It's springtime!!!

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  6. Your soup looks really good, Betsy! It's supposed to turn a little cooler tomorrow so I just may have to try it. I made your apple strudel cake today and my family loves it! My grandson said it was a keeper! Thank you for making us happy! ♥

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    1. That warms my heart Martha Ellen! Thank you for telling me you found a recipe you tried and liked by you and your family! That's so great!

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  7. That's one of my favorite soups! I love to get it at Mexican restaurants because it's delicious and not too many calories. :)

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  8. Oh, YUM!!!! I will have to try this one SOON!!!

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