Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup

Last updated on June 7th, 2024 at 07:50 am

Spanish Chicken and Rice soup a easy family recipe

Winter is coming…the cold days are upon us now. It’s time to get those hearty soup recipes out that warm us back up on a cold winter day. You know the soups that not only warm us but that we love dipping hot crusty bread into? Yup, those soup recipes are some of my favorite recipes to make in winter time for the family. I have always made homemade soups for my kids so they love it too. 

Having loved spicy food all my life, I love anything that has a kick to it. My husband can take or leave it but my daughter is just like her mother, the hotter the better. While you can make this hotter by adding red chilli flakes or you can make it mild as this recipe calls for. Either way, it’s a good one to make in large batches and warming up it up after a cold walk through the park or a long day out at work. 

Spanish Chicken and Rice soup a easy family recipe

Spanish Chicken and Rice soup a easy family recipe

Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup

a warm and hearty soup for winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Author Let's Talk Mommy


  • 1 pound chicken
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 6.8 oz package Spanish-style rice mix
  • 1 14.5 oz can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 celery sticks chopped


  1. Dice chicken into small cubes and cook in frying pan with onion and garlic
  2. Add rice, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, peas, celery and water; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes
  4. Serve hot with crusty bread and grated mozzarella on top

Recipe Notes

Why not try something different and swirl a spoonful of creme fraiche on top.

Spanish Chicken and Rice soup a easy family recipeSpanish Chicken and Rice soup a easy family recipe

Why not pin the photo below for later and let me know what you think using the hashtag #letstalkfoodstyle I have started my own instagram for just my food captures here too. If anyone fancies following me along as I create more easy family recipes to share and love with your loved ones and more food styling as I practice, practice, practice. You can share your version of my soup with me on social media too, just tag @letstalkmommy on facebook, twitter, pinterest or instagram.Spanish Chicken and Rice soup a easy family recipe

What is your favorite soup to make in the winter time? Are you a family that loves stews more than soups? How about those favorite soups to for dipping crusty bread in? Definitely perfect to warm up on these cold winter evenings ahead. 

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8 thoughts on “Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup”

    • Thanks Mary, definitely a fan of seasonal soups! I have two whole separate pinterest boards just for soups for each season. There is nothing better than a hearty soup though after a day out in the cold.

    • Oh yes best to warm up on a cold day for sure. There is nothing that gets to your cold bones like a cup of hot soup to curl those hands around. Thanks lovely.

    • Thank you so much, it’s a firm favorite for winter time here. All my recipes I try to make quick and easy for those that are constantly busy like myself. I don’t have time to bake all day in the kitchen. 🙂


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