The Pin Junkie: Southwest Chicken Soup

Southwest Chicken Soup

chicken soup southwest recipe

This recipe, from Rachel Ray, is a delicious twist on traditional chicken soup.

It's also another recipe with cilantro.  Last week I made Zesty Bean Salad and Chickpea Salad and both salads had cilantro in them.  I absolutely love cilantro.  I love the smell and the taste of it, but some people say it tastes like soap.  (My son is one of those people.)  You can leave the cilantro out and this soup will still be good. 

Southwest Chicken Soup

I also changed the recipe a bit.  Go here for the complete recipe.  I left out the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce because I didn't have any and I'm too lazy to go to the store.  Plus I really hate grocery shipping.  I used a can of green chile instead.  Where I live, green chile goes on everything.  I used mild chile, but you can make it as spicy as you'd like.

Not only do I love the cilantro, but I love avocado and I love it in this soup.  The cool, creamy avocado is such a yummy contrast to the hot, spicy soup.

If you really want to go the extra mile, you can make your own tortilla chips to garnish the soup.  Just get some corn tortillas, cut them into one inch wide strips and cook them in a skillet with hot oil for a few minutes. Take the tortilla strips out of the hot oil and drain.  Let them cool and serve with the soup.  You'll be glad you did!  

Enjoy!

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21 comments:

  1. This looks great and I love that you used what you had.
    You should check out Pantry Party at The Law Student's Cookbook. This soup would be a great addition. http://lawstudentscookbook.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/pantry-party-january-2013-announcement/

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    1. Sounds great! Thanks for the invitation!

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  2. Sounds yummy, but the link doesn't take you to the recipe... & when I searched by title, it just led me to soup recipes. :-(

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    1. Link is fixed. Thanks for letting me know!

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  3. I love cilantro and avocados as well...I need to give this soup a try!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  4. Nothing beats a good bowl of homemade soup. This looks delicious, especially with the avocados.

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  5. Your southwest chicken soup sound delish! Thank you for sharing on Whisk Away Wednesday!

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  6. I am always looking for new soup recipes and this one looks amazing - love the avocados!
    I'd love for you come on over and share it at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-2/

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    1. Thanks for the invitation. I linked up and added your party to my "Where I Party" page.

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  7. I have a new found love of cilantro too... Check out this noodle dish I made: http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2013/01/french-fridays-with-dorie-shrimp-and.html
    and thank you so much for sharing your soup with us on foodie friday.

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  8. Hi, I found your blog through Bloom's link party. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

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  9. This sounds great- I am obsessed with cilantro so I will definitely try this out with it. I am your newest follower!!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. This sounds delicious. I love the idea of putting avocado on top!

    TQM hopping by, blogging for health: Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly and crafting: Valentine Heart Wreath

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  11. Looks delicious! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  12. This sounds delicious!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you this week!

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  13. Delicious! I am a lover of soup and this looks like a great variation of one I make that is similar. Love, love avocado! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. This looks so yummy, too! You have been on busy lady!! I can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

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  15. It looks so good with the chunks of avocado on top!

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  16. This looks divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  17. I saw the avocado on the top and that sealed the deal. I should definitely try this :)

    Thanks for sharing at my link party over the weekend @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope you have a great week!

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