Cooking, Soup

Chicken Mexican Soup Recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

Two of my favourite things are Mexican food and soup. This led me to the next logical conclusion: Chicken Mexican Soup!

Chicken Mexican Soup Recipe Ingredients:

  • Split chicken breast (both halves)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 celery sticks
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 white onion
  • 8 cups chicken broth (click here for chicken soup broth recipe)
  • 2 cups of water (if needed)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (796ml)
  • 3 chopped tomatillos
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla chips

Chicken Mexican Soup Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush the split chicken breast with olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper. Roast for approximately 45 minutes. When the chicken has cooled down, remove and discard the skin and shred the chicken.

Tip: To save time, you can purchase an already roasted chicken from the grocery store.

Prepare the basic soup base in a soup pot. Click here for instructions.

Add chicken broth, can of diced tomatoes (including the liquid), chopped tomatillos, cumin, and garlic powder. Bring the soup to a boil and let it simmer for approximately 45 minutes, or until fully cooked. If the amount of liquid in the soup gets too low, add water. Incorporate the shredded chicken and cook for another 5 minutes.

When you are ready to serve the soup, top with some fresh cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, avacodo slices, and tortilla chips.

Cooking, Soup

Basic Soup Base Recipe

Basic Soup Base Recipe

The amount of different soup flavors are endless; however I use the same soup base recipe for most of my non-cream soups. I start with my base and then add different ingredients, depending on the type of soup that I am making. It is a simple combination of ingredients, but produces a flavorful soup base to build upon.

Basic Soup Base Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 celery sticks
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 white onion

Basic Soup Base Recipe Instructions:

Mince the garlic and chop the celery, carrots, and onion. Add the vegetables to the soup pot with olive oil and fry on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring every minute. This will help draw out the flavors from the vegetables, which will later infuse into the soup.

Suggested Soup Ideas:

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Lentil Soup
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
  • Vegetable Potato Soup
  • Ham Soup

For a scratch chicken soup broth recipe, click here.