Mexican Soup with Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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


Submitted by shemman

Makes 4 servings



Food & Wine recipe that originally calls for ground beef and I substituted for ground chicken.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican soup with Chicken Meatballs

1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 small red onion, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 zucchini
2 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups chicken broth, low-sodium
2 cups water
15 ounce tomatoes, diced
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pound ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 egg
1 cup corn kernels
1 tablespoon lime juice

Recipe Directions for Mexican soup with Chicken Meatballs

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and half the jalapenos and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini,1 1/2 teaspoons of the dried oregano, if using, and 1/4 teaspoon of the cumin and cook, stirring, until the zucchini starts to soften, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add the broth, water, tomatoes, 1 1/4teaspoons of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper; bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic, the remaining jalapeno, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon of the fresh oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, the bread crumbs, and the egg. Shape the mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

  4. Add the meatballs and corn to the soup and simmer until the meatballs are just done, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and the remaining 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, if using.

  5. Yield: 4 servings (Serving size: 4 servings)

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 665.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
287
Calories from Fat
102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.3g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
97mg
32%
Sodium
2079mg
87%
Potassium
932mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
21.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
26.5g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 8% Iron 17%
* 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
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sodium
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