We love soup in our house, no matter what the season! What is not to love? Anything that cooks in one pot gets my vote. I recently found a recipe on Pinterest for a Spicy Lime Jalapeño Chicken Soup and it looked delicious! You can find the original recipe here, but I modified mine just a bit to add a few more veggies. I also added a little more spice and cut a few corners by buying a store-bought roasted chicken instead of using raw. You could also save time by making this recipe in the crock-pot. If you decide to go that route, I recommend using raw chicken as opposed to pre-made.
There is a little bit of chopping and chicken pulling involved, but overall, this recipe is super quick and easy. If you like things a little spicier, try tossing your jalapeño in the pan first, so the oil sweats out all that green, spicy flavor.
We topped ours with a little fresh avocado. My presentation was a little off, but the taste made up for it.
- 2 jalapeño peppers
- 1 prepared roasted chicken
- 1 stick butter
- 1 large red bell
- 1 large green bell
- 8 oz baby bella
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 medium shallot
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro, ripped or chopped
- dash cayenne
- dash red pepper
- 1 to 2 tsp. of poultry seasoning
- 3 32oz cartons of low sodium chicken stock
- With your hands in rubber gloves, slice fresh jalapeños and toss them in your pot to sauté with butter (or olive oil if you choose), while chopping other veggies.
- Roughly chop red and green bell peppers and toss them into pot.
- Finely chop garlic and shallot and toss into pot.
- Roughly chop mushroom and toss it into pot.
- Add seasoning to your taste preferences and stir.
- Sauté a few minutes more and then add chicken stock.
- Let soup simmer while you pull and add chicken.
- Bring soup to a boil, then turn to low and cook for 1 hour.
- *This soup makes a lot. I always make extra soup because it tastes even better the next day!
- *The chicken is already fully cooked (if you buy in-store like I did), so this recipe could be done in 30 min or less, however I recommend cooking longer to let flavors blend together.