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Latin Chicken Soup
with broccoli / poblanos / mushrooms

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
With dried spices and plenty of vegetables, this flavorful weeknight-friendly soup has something for everyone.
Smarts: This soup is made with rotisserie chicken. Be sure to shred rotisserie chicken for Thursday's meal at the same time.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Latin Chicken Soup:
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, shredded
  • Broccoli florets - 8 oz, finely chopped
  • Poblano peppers - 2, diced (sub bell peppers)
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, diced
  • Mushrooms, any brown - 8 oz, chopped (look for pre-chopped)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 4 cups
  • Salsa - 1/2 cup
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Rotisserie chicken - (If making Thursday’s meal, prep chicken for that night at the same time.) Take meat off the bone and shred. Use a knife and fork or your hands. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Broccoli / Peppers / Onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store broccoli in one container. Combine peppers and onions. Store garlic separately. (Can be done 5 days ahead)
  3. Mushrooms - Chop mushrooms (if not pre-chopped). (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Cilantro - Tear cilantro leaves.

Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium heat. Add peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Saute until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with some salt.
  2. Stir in cumin, chili powder, and garlic. Saute until fragrant, ~2 minutes.
  3. Pour stock over aromatics and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes to flavor the stock.
  4. Stir in broccoli and chicken (reserve half if doubled) and simmer until broccoli is tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Remove soup from heat and stir in salsa and lime juice. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. Add hot sauce to taste if you’d like.
  6. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with cilantro and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (83)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (9)

Most Helpful

I gave it four stars, because we had to add a little to really make it good. We decided to sauté some corn, onion, garlic, and cumin and added that to the mixture. We also did this with homemade dairy free cheese and dairy free sour cream. In the end it was delicious and we will definitely be doing this again, but it would have been bland had we not added some more.

By: Anna
Posted: Jun 18, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

51 reviews

We've made the original version several times and now we tried the vegetarian version as well. This was a little more putzy with having to cook the eggs, and we also added some leftover mushrooms which made these a bit harder to roll up, but they were just as delicious as the original.

By: Michelle
Posted: Aug 28, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I gave it four stars, because we had to add a little to really make it good. We decided to sauté some corn, onion, garlic, and cumin and added that to the mixture. We also did this with homemade dairy free cheese and dairy free sour cream. In the end it was delicious and we will definitely be doing this again, but it would have been bland had we not added some more.

By: Anna
Posted: Jun 18, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

super yummy the whole family loved it

By: Angela
Posted: Jun 17, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Wasn’t outstanding, but was good enough. Kids didn’t like it, but the adults did.

By: Sara
Posted: May 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Even the kids loved it. So easy and very yummy

By: Katie
Posted: May 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Family loved this! Added rice and eft chicken out of kids' burritos and they were so happy! We totally skipped broccoli - who needs veggies if you have salsa?! I think the brushing with butter before baking was a great way to go for a slightly crispier tortilla. Big hit (and being California natives we're really snobby and picky about Mexican (and Americanized Mexican food).

By: Kirsten
Posted: May 08, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful