Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free

By Noreen Doll.

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup is a flavorful soup that isn’t made with the usual mixed vegetables.

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free by Crafty Journal

This soup calls for bell peppers as an unusual ingredient.

You can use more or less of the ingredients in this recipe, according to how you like it. We don’t make it exactly the same way each time we prepare a batch.

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free by Crafty Journal

And it’s always delicious, no matter how you fix it.

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free

3 Chicken Breasts, cooked and cubed (or equivalent)

2 Onions, diced

2 Garlic Cloves, minced

3 to 4 Cups Brown Rice, cooked

2 Quarts Chicken Broth

Red, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers, 1/2 bag frozen

1 Cup Peas

1 Cup Carrots, shredded or diced small

1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, Optional to Taste

Celery Salt


Salt and Pepper


1. Pour the broth into a large pot.

2. Add the cubed chicken, onions, garlic, peppers, peas and carrots.

3. Add the cooked rice.

4. Add the parsley, celery salt, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to the soup. Add as much or as little of each to taste.

Bring to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Use cayenne pepper sparingly, as it can be quite spicy.

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free by Crafty Journal

Serve in a bowl or soup mug.

Top with a handful of sliced green onions.


You can use chicken bouillon cubes and water to replace the chicken broth.

We make large batches of rice and freeze the extra, so we always have cooked rice to add to soups and casseroles whenever we need it.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. This looks super yummy and healthy too! Great recipe!

  2. I have everything to make this right now and I was looking for a soup to make later this week! Thanks for sharing! Pinnned!

  3. Jann Olson says:

    Sounds yummy! The peppers make it so colorful. Love that! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  4. This sounds delicious & I would love to have a bowl this weekend…it’s freezing here in Indiana! Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty & sharing your recipe. We hope you’ll be back next week :)

  5. Your soup sounds so delicious! We love making & eating soup in our house.

  6. I’ve always loved chicken rice soup. Those green onions really give it class!

  7. Looks great! I Yum’d it!

  8. vegetarianmamma (Cindy) says:

    This soup looks great! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can’t wait to see what you share next time!

  9. This sounds great. Thank you for sharing how you make it. I will try this soon! Visiting from Inspire Me Monday!

  10. Great recipe! Love the fact it’s gluten free. Thank you very much for joining in, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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