Hearty Dinner: Chicken, Pepper & Potato Brown Rice Soup

This is an argument that my other half and I have constantly. He swears there is a difference n rice brands. I used to disagree; however, recently we’ve tried all sorts of difference brands and blends. His favorite is Uncle Ben’s. I was not sold until I tried the brown rice. It goes perfect with jalapeno’s and red onions. I prefer to serve it with fish or chicken.

chicken pepper potato soup

Though last night was one of those what I have in my arsenal is what I’m cooking tonight. I had a bag of Uncle Ben’s whole grain brown rice and since I am horrible at cooking rice and usually make the other half do it, this stuff comes in handy. I like to add it to soups cause it make the soup more hearty and filling. Brown rice is a great protein which makes it perfect to add to soups with just vegetables or those with meat too. hearty dinners are just up my alley when the colder weather comes in and the teen boys think they need to bear up for the winter. Do you have any brown rice recipes? I make this soup with or without brown rice. I enjoy both!

Hearty Dinner: Chicken, Pepper & Potato Brown Rice Soup
Serves 8
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Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts; diced; small
  2. 1 onion; diced
  3. 3 cloves of garlic; chopped
  4. 1 red bell pepper; chopped
  5. 1 yellow bell pepper; chopped
  6. 1 green bell pepper; chopped
  7. 1 orange bell pepper; chopped
  8. 6 potatoes; peeled and diced
  9. 2- 32 oz containers of chicken broth
  10. 1 cup Uncle Ben's brown rice
  11. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  12. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add in diced chicken, onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Add olive oil and fry till the chicken is cooked. Add a bit of salt and pepper. Add in potatoes. Add chicken broth and water till pot is three quarters full. Bring to a boil and lower to a slow simmer for about an hour until potatoes are soft.
  2. After cooking for an hour, add in cooked brown rice per the package directions. Cook for 15 minutes. Serve with fresh French bread or garlic bread.
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