This rich-tasting and hearty potato soup is full of flavor and perfect for lunch or dinner.
1 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 pound chicken, thawed, cut up, and skin removed
4 cups water
6 small red potatoes, chopped (or 1 can, about 15 ounces, low-sodium sliced potatoes)
1/4 cup white rice, uncooked (or brown rice)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or paprika)
1 cup peas (or 1/2 can, about 8 ounces, low-sodium green peas)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne or jalaneño chilies, diced (optional)
1/2 cup fresh parsey or cilantro (optional)
In a large pot, brown onion and garlic in oil over medium to high heat for 5 minutes.
Add chicken to pot and brown for about 5 minutes.
Add water, potatoes, rice, and chili powder to pot.
Bring pot to a boil, and cook for 15 minutes.
Lower heat and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir pot every 10 minutes.
Add peas and cook for about 8 minutes. If using cayenne or jalapeño chilies, add that too. Mix well.
Remove pot from heat. If using parsley or cilantro, add that now. 8. Mix well and cover for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Tip for cooking chicken: The recommended safe minimum internal temperature for chicken is 165 degrees F, as measured with a food thermometer.