One Pot Pepper Jack Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 15minutes
    Cook Time
    30minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 15minutes
    Cook Time
    30minutes
    ONE POT Pepper Jack Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup is packed with your favorite fajita flavors and is SO easy, delicious and comforting! The whole family will love this!
    Ingredients
    • 2tablespoons olive oil
    • 1tablespoon butter
    • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced (1 pound)
    • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 small orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 small yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2tablespoons flour
    • 2teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
    • 1tsp EACH salt, chili pwdr, ground cumin
    • 1/2tsp EACH smoked paprika, pepper, dried oregano
    • 3/4cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
    • 115 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 14 oz. can mild diced green chilies
    • 114 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    • 4 14.5 oz. cans low sodium chicken broth
    • 2tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1cup freshly grated Pepper Jack cheeseor more to taste
    Garnish
    • Tortilla chips/strips
    • fresh cilantro
    • sour cream
    • avocado
    • Tomatoes
    • Hot sauce to taste
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter in olive oil over medium high heat in a large Dutch oven/soup pot. Add chicken and onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
    2. Add bell peppers, garlic, flour and all seasonings/spices. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
    3. Stir in rice, black beans, green chilies, crushed tomatoes and 3 cans chicken broth. Mix cornstarch with last can chicken broth and add to soup. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer on medium low, stirring occasionally, for 8-12 minutes or until rice is cooked.*Note: Cooking time may vary depending on how long it takes to bring your soup to a boil so I suggest checking the rice occasionally until done.
    4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Add additional chicken broth/water to thin soup if desired. Garnish individual servings with desired toppings.
    Recipe Notes

    *This is a hearty soup with a thicker enchilada sauce like broth. If you prefer a thinner broth then you can leave out the flour and cornstarch. **The Pepper Jack Cheese can be left out of the soup if preferred and used as a garnish instead.