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Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

My Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is quick to prepare, healthy and zesty delicious!Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I had my mom over for lunch last week and I was a little under the weather. Decided it was the perfect afternoon to make a quick and easy ย soup to warm my soul, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Not kidding, this soup was done in 10 minutes. In all fairness, I had leftover chicken breast from the night before and found a bag of already cooked wild rice from Target! You’ve got to check it out next time you are there. Total time saver for soups! Scroll down to see pics.

Warm, zesty and stick to your ribs delicious soup coming your way. Enjoy!

How To Prepare The Soup

Start by adding cooked chopped chicken into a medium dutch oven or pot.

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Add your vegetable or chicken broth.

Where To Find Wild Rice

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Here’s the gold mine I found at Target! Precooked package of wild rice. I will soooo have this handy for quick fix soups. Thank you Target ๐Ÿ™‚

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Add the wild rice to the pot and give a nice stir.

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Add 12 ounces of your favorite salsa verde. This one is from Trader Joe’s.

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Oh cilantro. I love you. Finely chop and add a nice handful to your pot. Add your seasonings as well and let simmer.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Serve with crushed tortilla chips and garnish with avocado slices.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

#cantgetenoughofthissoup Enjoy friends!

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken dinner, quick fix dinner, soup, wild rice
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 502 kcal
  • 4 cups cooked chopped chicken breast
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice I found precooked wild rice at Target
  • 32 ounces chicken or vegetable broth
  • 12 ounces salsa verde mild
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bag tortilla chips optional
  • 1 avocado sliced or chopped for garnish if desired
  1. Heat medium dutch oven over medium heat. Add chopped chicken, wild rice, broth, salsa verde, cilantro, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper to the pot. Stir and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer until ready to serve.
  2. To serve, place crushed tortilla chips into bottom of bowls, top with hot soup then top with avocado slices. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1278mg56%
Potassium 811mg23%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    I just can’t believe that this soup is so easy to prepare and sounds so delicious!

  2. 2

    Wow — I didn’t know you could buy rice like that! So cool!

    And this soup looks RIGHT up my alley. Beautiful!

  3. 3

    Our family loves soups. And nothing pleases me more than when it comes together quickly! This looks like a keeper.
    Have a beautiful Monday Jenny!
    P.S. Gorgeous photos.

  4. 4
    naomi says:

    I love how how fast this is! And pre-cooked wild rice-yes. Hope everyone is feeling better.

  5. 5

    Love the quick weekday meals, Jenny!!

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    Great quick and easy meal!

  7. 7

    I could really go for a bowl of this soup after our weekend in Miami! Looks delish!

  8. 8

    I love fast and easy meals like this- looks great! I hope that you are feeling much, much better now ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 9

    Dang that’s a super fast soup! Plus, considering my love of salsa verde?? I am totally trying this asap!

  10. 10

    What a great quick and easy dinner! I love the flavor combo!

  11. 11

    I love how fast this soup came together! And looks so delicious! Hope you are feeling much better!

  12. 12
    Gaby says:

    Love these flavors and must add this to the menu soon!

  13. 13

    Yay for salsa verde!! We make your salsa verde taco meat all the time — can’t wait to try this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 14

    What a tasty soup! I love using salsa verde in soups like this!

  15. 15
    Laurie A. says:

    Uncle Ben’s makes a fast cook version of Long Grain and Wild Rice… 5 minutes. I use it all the time. I can’t wait to make this. Looks so good and I KNOW my husband will eat this up (sans avocado– he doesn’t like them, I do, so more for me!=))

  16. 16
    Lynne says:

    I just made this tonight – it’s really good!

  17. 17

    Yummy! Looks so so good! I love quick easy soups!

  18. 18
    Lacy says:

    Hi Jenny! My husband and I were both home over lunch today, so I made us this soup and it was amazing! I added a can of black beans that I had in the cupboard and it complemented the rice and chicken really well. I will definitely make this soup again! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. 20

    Just wanted to say I made the Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Soup tonight and it was delightful. Hubby loved it too. The only thing I did different was I used brown rice instead of wild rice because that’s what I had in the house, which I don’t think made a difference in the outcome.

    Thanks for sharing it on your blog. I’ll be making it for friends who absolutely love dishes made with salsa verde.

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    Lazaro says:

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    Great website, continue thee good work!

  22. 22
    Matt says:

    This looks SO GOOD! I might try this out for Thanksgiving this year!

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    Bev says:

    I have been making this soup since you first posted this recipe years ago. It is our favorite soup and always a hit when served to company too! WINNER!!!

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