A friend that is recently entered the world of Paleo (and still going strong after 30 days strict!) suggested this recipe to me. She found it on Everyday Paleo and I changed it a bit to add the "rice" - which ended up being a wonderful idea. This soup has the perfect spice and the chicken and "rice" make it so filling! Great for these cold days we have been having here in Colorado.
Green Chili Chicken and "Rice" Soup
4 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
2 c. shredded cauliflower
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and finely diced
4- 4 oz. cans diced green chili
6 c. chicken broth
2 T. bacon grease
2 t. ground cumin
1 T. dried oregano
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
Black pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro, chopped
In large soup pan, saute onion, garlic, jalapeno in bacon grease until onions are tender. Add canned green chili, cauliflower, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper. Stir together and add chicken broth. Bring to boil, turn down to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with fresh cilantro and avocado.