Chipotle Pepper and Chicken Soup Recipe -
Chipotle Pepper and Chicken Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Chipotle Pepper and Chicken Soup

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"Spicy, hearty chicken soup. I enjoy mine with some slices of sourdough bread to dip in the soup."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into saucepan; add chicken. Place a lid on the saucepan and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
  3. Put chopped chipotle peppers in a bowl with about half the reserved adobo sauce; stir. Mix tomatoes and cilantro together in a separate bowl.
  4. Stir chipotle mixture into the broth mixture a spoonful at a time, stirring and tasting between each addition, until the level of spiciness is to your liking. Remove saucepan from heat and stir tomatoes with cilantro into the soup.
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Nov 10, 2014

This one's a winner! Very fresh and bright flavor. The chipotles are a perfect addition! My chicken breasts were rather large, so I used 3 instead of 4. Instead of 2 cans of chicken broth (29oz) I just used 1 carton (32oz) which worked out great because this soup is pretty hearty. I ended up using 3 chipotle peppers, minced with 2 tbsp adobo sauce (about half the can). This made the soup about a medium spicyness. Trying to use only the leaves of the cilantro is kind of a hassle, but I ended up using the leaves as best I could, with some stems too. One bunch seems like a lot, but the bunch I had was small-medium size, so it worked out well. I recommended starting out with half a bunch if yours is large, then adding more in if necessary. Also, it's not really necessary to dirty a bowl just to mix the cilantro and tomato. Just throw it into the pot at the same time. The only addition I needed to make was a bit of salt to really bring out the flavors. Such a simple recipe, but SO good! I can't wait to have this for lunch tomorrow! EDIT TO ADD: This makes 4 HUGE servings! You could easily get 6 smaller servings.


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  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1154 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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