Southwestern Vegetable & Chicken Soup

January/February 2013

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Who wouldn’t want to eat their vegetables when they’re tucked into a fragrant broth with bits of tasty chicken and spiked with a shot of fresh lime and cilantro? This healthy chicken vegetable soup seems even richer with the smoky flavor from roasted poblano peppers and garlic. Serve this healthy chicken soup recipe with tortilla chips.

Southwestern Vegetable & Chicken Soup Recipe

5 Reviews for Southwestern Vegetable & Chicken Soup

Flavorful and satifying

Made this last night, very happy with the results. SO FLAVORFUL. There was a lot of prep work, if I were willing to use more frozen veggies that would have been easier, but in the spring who wants to use frozen corn and spinach! It was a bit spicier than I usually like it, so next time I'll halve the chili powder. Roasting the chilies was a good move though for smoky flavor. I added some dried coriander seed, which was a good call: goes great with the lime juice at the end. The recipe is flexible: I added more veggies because I had them (zucchini, more beans) and half of a leftover jar of salsa that wasn't going to last. Next time I would also suggest adding the spinach just for the last 5 minutes, not the last 15 as written, because it will continue to cook and turn brown, especially if you're planning on putting away leftovers.

flavorful, flexible, healthy
Glad I made this

Made this last weekend, and used kale as the other reviewer mentioned not on purpose, but picked up the wrong bag. Would not change a thing and the lime and cilantro finished the mix of flavors very nicely! Amazed at the flavor!

Great Flavor
Husband Approved!

I made this tonight, minus the poblano peppers (my husband is allergic to jalapenos, so I pretty much avoid all hot peppers when cooking for us). I increased the spices and added some black pepper to compensate. It was fantastic! My husband and I both loved it.

Wakes up your taste buds!

This soup LOOKS healthy! No chard or spinach at the commissary, so I bought a huge bunch of kale. Followed the recipe to the letter except for that substitution and was pleased with the results. But husband thought it had slightly too much heat. He suggested adding another 2 cups of the kale. It worked. Made the soup last night, had it for dinner tonight with homemade corn bread. Even better the second day. I expect it will freeze well, too.

Warming, satisfying, chock full of vegetables
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Anonymous wrote 51 weeks 2 days ago

It freezes perfectly!

It freezes perfectly!

Fantastic - family friendly

I made this soup last week without the chicken for a vegetarian version. It was fantastic. My husband gave me 2 thumbs up and even my kids enjoyed it. Next time I'll cut back on the amount of cumin and red chili powder as it was a wee bit spicy for the kids.

Tons of veggies

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