Mexican soup with chicken

Mexican soup with chicken

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus soaking

Easy

Serves 4
All those typically Mexican flavours - lime, coriander, chilli - combined in a soup with the crunch of tortilla chips

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen without toppings

Nutrition: per serving (soup only)

  • kcal257
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein34g
  • salt2.12g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 ancho or other large dried chilli, deseeded and softened in boiling water for about 10 mins
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 400g can plum tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1½ l chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breast, sliced
  • juice 2 limes
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • tortilla chips or homemade tortilla strips (see below), chopped avocado, lime wedges, red onion and coriander, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic, soften for 5 mins, then stir in the dried chilli, cumin, tomatoes and chicken stock. Blitz in a food processor in batches, or use a hand blender to purée until smooth.

  2. Return to the pan, then bring to the boil. Add the chicken, reduce the heat, then simmer for 10 mins until cooked through. Stir in the lime juice and some seasoning, then ladle into bowls. Put the toppings in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves.

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Comments (28)

susan7894's picture
4

Very good. I made my own broth from thighs and then shredded that into the soup. I also added black beans, corn and some pepper flakes.

gk1976's picture
4

This is quite an easy and simple soup to make. I found that it needed a LOT of seasoning though. What really makes it is the toppings - I served mine with tortilla chips, lime wedges, fresh coriander leaves and soured cream. My 3-year old nephew liked it too!

taracox's picture
4

Really tasty but I only used about 1 litre of stock which I found to be plenty

taracox's picture
4

Really tasty but I only used about 1 litre of stock which I thought was plenty.

navjotgill's picture

Very easy to prepare and surprisingly tasty. Will definately make this again.

jaxzmusic's picture
5

Very very lovely, I made the soup with the chicken then let everyone else help themselves to the avocado, lime, corriander and tortillas, so it was like a funky little soup pick n mix.

Hit with everyone. Will definitely make again :)
x

poolio's picture
5

We used smoked chicken and added some sweetcorn: it had much more flavour than we expected and it couldn't be easier to prepare! (especially since we didn't even bother to puree)

janbomyers's picture
5

easy and delicious

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