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Creamy Chicken, Chorizo & Wild Rice Soup

This is an amazing combination of flavors and textures. It is sure to become your new favorite chicken soup!

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You can use cured chorizo cut into small pieces or fresh chorizo. If using fresh, remove the casings and break up as you fry it. Don't break it up too much at this point as it will naturally fall apart even more while simmering. The cured chorizo doesn't require pre-cooking, just add it into the pot after the chicken and onions are done sauteing.CreamyChickenChorizoSoup2

Once everything has simmered with the broth, add the milk and simmer for another 10 minutes.CreamyChickenChorizoSoup3

For a bit more depth of flavor, stir in a bit of pesto just before serving.ChickenChorizoVeggieCreamSoup2

Creamy Chicken, Chorizo & Wild Rice Soup
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken breasts or thighs, cubed
  • 2 GF chorizo* sausages, casings removed
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 carrots, finely diced
  • ½ cup wild rice, optional
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups cabbage, finely shredded
  • 4½ cups GF chicken broth
  • ¼ cup sherry or white wine
  • 1 cup cream, evaporated milk, or canned coconut milk
  • 1-2 tsp basil pesto, to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, sear chicken pieces in oil until lightly browned on all sides (but not fully cooked), transfer to a plate.
  2. Sauté fresh chorizo and onions in skillet (add more oil if necessary), breaking up sausage with wooden spoon. Keep sausage in fairly big pieces as it will continue to break up as it cooks in the soup. Once the onions are tender add rice, celery, carrots, and garlic, sautéing for another 4 minutes.
  3. Return chicken to pot and add cabbage, broth, and sherry. Simmer covered for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
  4. Add cream/milk and simmer for another 5-10 minutes uncovered.
  5. Stir in the pesto and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Notes
You can use cured or fresh chorizo - If using fresh, remove the casings and break up as you fry it. Don't break it up too much at this point as it will naturally fall apart even more while simmering. The cured chorizo doesn't require pre-cooking, just dice it up into bite-sized pieces and add it into the pot after the chicken and onions are done sauteing.

 

4 Responses to Creamy Chicken, Chorizo & Wild Rice Soup

  1. Mary March 9, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    Looks like there are carrots in this soup too, but no mention of them.

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley March 9, 2016 at 8:20 am #

      Thanks for the catch! I updated the recipe. Although soups are a great combination dish in that you can add whatever veggies you like. With this recipe you could also use butternut squash or sweet potato, in addition to or in place of the carrots. Or you could replace the rice with a small-shaped gluten free pasta as well if you liked.

  2. Jan March 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    I had thought that chorizo sausage was not gluten-free ?????
    Jan L

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley March 9, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

      All processed deli meat has the potential to contain gluten as a filler, but gluten free versions are available for most products. So check with your butcher/deli counter person and ask them to show you the label for the chorizo they bring in to ensure it's gluten free. If not, you can use gluten free hot/mild Italian sausage, or just omit it completely.

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