Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup

As promised here is the second part of yesterday's recipe. Once you have made the Puffy Chicken Tacos you will have a wonderfully flavorful broth left that just begs to be a soup, and there could not be an easier one than this one!! After you put all the work into the tacos this is a nice easy follow up. 

Once my broth from the taco meat cooled I placed it in a gallon ziplock bag. I store all of my leftover soups like that. I write the name of the sauce/soup/stew on the bag, fill it up, then lay it flat in my freezer. Once it is frozen you can lay them in layers or stand them up so you can flip through them like pages in a book.

Oops, back to the only need a few ingredients for this. But it is so full of flavor you will want to eat the whole pot!!

Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup

Leftover broth from the Puffy Chicken Tacos
Enough chicken stock to make 8 cups of broth total
1 lb of rotisserie chicken, shredded (can use more if you want the soup meatier)
1 cup of rice
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
Queso Fresco cheese, grated (for garnish)
Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish)

In a large soup pot bring the leftover broth/stock to a boil. Add shredded chicken and rice, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 to 20 mins or until the rice is fully cooked. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into soup bowls, top with Queso Fresco cheese and chopped cilantro.



  1. terrific posts. I love when bloggers connect recipes... MAke A, then use that to make B! I end up making a soup (sometimes single serving) from lots of my leftovers. Great economical cooking

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Thanks Dave, I have been trying to do more budget type recipes when I can.

  3. This really sounds delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took some extratime to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

    1. Thanks so much Mary. I am so glad you found me!!

    2. this soup looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing.

    3. Thank you Andrea. I was so happy to be able to do a double duty recipe and the broth ended up so flavorful. It is a very satisfying bowl of soup!