Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Chicken Soup recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Chicken Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by amargolin

Makes 8 servings



For serving: sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Chicken Soup

1 chicken breast, bone in, split
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Kosher salt
1 tbsp ground black pepper
2 cups onions, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
2 1/2 quarts chicken stock
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Recipe Directions for Mexican Chicken Soup

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1 teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in 1/2, then cut them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 512.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
144
Calories from Fat
61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.8g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
2165mg
90%
Potassium
277mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
12.7g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 105% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 7% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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