Mexican soup with chicken

Mexican soup with chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus soaking

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen without toppings
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (soup only)

kcalories
257
protein
34g
carbs
10g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
6g
salt
2.12g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 ancho or other large dried chilli, deseeded and softened in boiling water for about 10 mins
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 400g can plum tomatoes
  • 1½ l chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced
  • juice 2 limes
  • tortilla chips or homemade tortilla strips (see below), chopped avocado, lime wedges, red onion and coriander, to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2009

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gk1976's picture
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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
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Really tasty but I only used about 1 litre of stock which I found to be plenty

taracox's picture
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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
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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 :)
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poolio's picture
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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
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easy and delicious

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