My mother-in-law, Sherry, comes up with the best soup recipes. She is the 'queen of soup'! One of our family favorites is this hearty, rich and delicious soup. It can also be made with turkey. A nice green salad on the side rounds out a perfect meal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour broth into a soup pot, or large saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Add the chile peppers, chicken, garbanzo beans, oregano, chipotle peppers, rice, salt and pepper. Return to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes. If the soup is too thick, you can add a little more broth. Ladle into serving bowls, and top with sliced avocado and cheese cubes.

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Nutrition Facts

328.1 calories; 25.5 g protein; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 51.8 mg cholesterol; 1053.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
I enjoyed this soup very much however the broth is VERY spicy. If you do not use the avocado I highly recommend that you cut back on the chipotle peppers. The avocado mellows the broth out nicely but it still has a great deal of kick to it. The only change I made is that I did not cook the rice first because I wanted it more firm. Read More
(10)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
I enjoyed this soup very much however the broth is VERY spicy. If you do not use the avocado I highly recommend that you cut back on the chipotle peppers. The avocado mellows the broth out nicely but it still has a great deal of kick to it. The only change I made is that I did not cook the rice first because I wanted it more firm. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
I enjoyed this soup very much however the broth is VERY spicy. If you do not use the avocado I highly recommend that you cut back on the chipotle peppers. The avocado mellows the broth out nicely but it still has a great deal of kick to it. The only change I made is that I did not cook the rice first because I wanted it more firm. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2009
I made a big batch for freezing. Like one of the other reviewers I also substituted quinoa for white rice added a can of fire roasted tomatoes and left out the chicken and the cheese. The avocado was a nice touch. Next time I might throw in some lemon juice. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2006
After reading the reviews and then rereading the recipe I thought it might be somewhat bland but this was a really good soup. I used vegetable broth and left out the chicken and cheese and I used uncooked quinoa instead of cooked rice so the soup was a little heartier. Plus I used fresh oregano (and a little extra to pump up the flavor) and about 1/2 tsp sea salt. By itself the broth was VERY spicy but the garbanzos and avocado helped mellow out the heat. For me it didn't need the cheese--the flavor combo actually tasted a bit cheesy on its own. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2005
I bought a can of chipotle peppers... then needed to find a recipe to use it! With all the exciting ingredients I expected more flavor. The cheese and avocado cubes were fun additions. We added salt at the table. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2006
Very good recipe. Nice change of pace. We added some crushed up tortilla chips at the table that added a nice crunch. Definately need to have the cheese and avocado with it. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
This was delicious. If you want to cut the spiciness down cut out the seeds in the chipotle pepper then add them to individual bowls as desired. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2008
This was a little spicy for several of the people I served it to but others raved about it. In the future I will probably try to make it less spicy. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
Very good easy soup. I sauteed some onions and garlic first and added broth and rest of ingredients to pot. It would be great w/some chopped fresh cilantro. Didn't have this time will next time. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
Didn't have the Monterey Jack but it was really good with just the avocado! Read More
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