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  soup to warm my soul, haha 🙂

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 🙂

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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

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This hearty soup is full of Tex-Mex flavors for a dinner everyone will love!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 502kcal
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • To serve, place crushed tortilla chips into bottom of bowls, top with hot soup then top with avocado slices. Serve immediately.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1278mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3.5mg
Keywords: chicken dinner, quick fix dinner, wild rice soup

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24 Responses
  1. Bev

    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!!!

  2. Lazaro

    I love it when individuals come together and share opinions.

    Great website, continue thee good work!

  3. Cynthia Briggs

    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.

    Cynthia Briggs/Author

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  5. Lacy

    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!

  6. Laurie A.

    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!=))

  7. Cookbook Queen

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

  8. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

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

  9. Jessica - The Novice Chef

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

  10. Heather Christo

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

  11. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

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

  12. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    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.

  13. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

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

    And this soup looks RIGHT up my alley. Beautiful!

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