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Chicken & Rice Soup with Cheese Quesadillas- Recipes for Hope


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 people 1x

Description

A hearty and filling Chicken & Rice Soup with Cheese Quesadillas. If you are needing the perfect comfort meal that is sure to please a crowd, give this recipe a try!


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Ingredients

Chicken & Rice Soup

  • 4 cups shredded chicken (can you boiled chicken breast or even use rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups brown rice (or cauliflower rice)
  • 1 12 oz bag frozen peas and carrots 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 

Cheese Quesadillas

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (or cheese of choice)
  • 1 tbsp ghee (divided)

Instructions

Chicken & Rice Soup

  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and add the ghee along with the minced garlic. Mix together for a minute or so.
  2. Transfer the shredded chicken to the pot and allow the ghee, garlic and chicken cook together for 3-4 minutes. (This gives the chicken a great flavor)
  3. Pour in the chicken and beef broth in the pot with the chicken. Bring the liquid to a boil and then add the . Add in the rice and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the frozen peas and carrots in the broth and allow all this to cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

Cheese Quessdillas

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ghee and allow to melt down completely.
  2. Place one large tortilla in the bottom of the skillet and evenly add the shredded cheese on top of the tortilla.
  3. Place the second tortilla on top of the cheese. Cook 2 minutes on each side until browned and cheese melted.

Notes

  • To make this Paleo and Whole30 compliant, simply sub cauliflower rice for the brown rice. Peas are now Whole30 compliant. Rules changed Feb 2020
  • For the shredded chicken you can use rotisserie chicken. Just remove the skin and shred using a fork.
  • To cook the chicken for the soup, bring a pot of water on the stove and add four chicken breast. Boil the chicken until the internal temperature is 165F. This will take about 6-7 minutes or so. Drain the water and shred the chicken once it is cooled. Use 2 forks to shred the chicken.
  • The nutritional facts are for 1 serving of the soup and does not include the cheese quesadilla. 
  • Category: Soup/Entree
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 1.8
  • Sodium: 1140
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 39
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 13
  • Cholesterol: 32.1