Cuisine: chicken

Source: Joe George

Prep time: 40 minutes

Number of servings: makes 2 quarts


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon saffron, crushed
  • 1 pound raw chicken breast, diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a heavy soup pot. Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic; saute for two minutes. Add the saffron and diced chicken; saute three to four minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Simmer twenty minutes, skimming as necessary. Stir in the cooked rice and the lime juice. Return to a simmer and cook another ten minutes. Stir in the chopped cilantro just before serving.

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