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

7 Reviews for Southwestern Vegetable & Chicken Soup

Impressed with the flavor!

My brother made this soup and brought over a big container for me to try. The only change he made was that he added some ditalini pasta to it. My first thought was "oh, just another vegetable soup" but I was really surprised by how flavorful and delicious it was! I think the addition of the pasta made it pretty filling but I really just wanted to keep eating it, hah. Now that I've got the recipe I will definitely be making this for my family in the future. I thought the spice was just right, and don't leave out the lime and cilantro at the end!

SW Chicken soup w/ ditalini

The soup sounds great without chicken as well. Please do not use canola oil in your recipes. Canola oil is cheap and not healthy.

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.


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