Tomato Chicken Rice Soup

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A very comforting chicken rice soup loaded with flavors and vitamins. A true homemade remedy for cold.


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 carrots, cut in thick slices
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups water for the broth
  • 2 cups water for the soup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, 3/4 cup when pureed
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup boiled corn
  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Boil chicken drumsticks with carrot, garlic cloves and black pepper in 6 cups of water until tender.
  2. Remove the chicken from the broth and shred.
  3. Heat olive oil in a deep pot. Saute pureed tomatoes and Homemade Tomato Paste with dried mint in it.
  4. Pour 2 cups of pure water and the chicken broth including carrot and garlic into the pot. Add rice when it boils. Cook until tender.
  5. Add shredded chicken, chickpeas and corn. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Finally add in the spinach, lemon juice and salt. Simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Serve hot with croutons.


If the soup gets thicker when it gets cold, just add in some hot water and then heat the soup stirring occasionally.