Green Chili Chicken & Lime Soup

I hadn't visited Picky Palate in quite awhile and when I decided to check it out this recipe jumped out at me. I love me some tortilla soup :-) and thought the addition of rice and lime (and no beans) sounded tasty. I had a crazy day yesterday and was so excited about this soup I made it for myself late last night. I LOVED it!!! In fact it was so good that Mike (who opted for leftovers instead initially) got up and got himself a bowl after trying a bite of mine. I don't think any review could speak more highly :-). Apparently she was trying to recreate a Chili's soup, but I've never had it so I don't know how close it is...I just know it is delish!

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves fresh or roasted garlic, minced
80 oz chicken broth, 2 1/2 cartons of the 32 oz
10 oz can rotel tomatoes, mild (I used original and didn't think it was too spicy at all)
7 oz can diced green chilies
4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts; cooked, shredded and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper (I used 2 cans of chicken)
2 1/2 Cups cooked rice of choice, I used basmati (I followed her lead and did the same)
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Pinches of Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley to taste
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh diced avocados, drizzled with lime juice
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips

Directions:
1. Place oil into a large dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion for 5 minutes then add in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilies, chicken breast, rice, lime juice and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes; taste and season according to your liking. Right before serving add chopped cilantro.
2. Serve soup with fresh diced avocado, shredded cheese and crushed chips if desired. If you can handle the heat, squeeze some Siracha over top, yum!! (I can't!)
10-12 servings

7 comments:

Diane said...

Today, I took this recipe and three others (Pioneer Woman Meatballs, Amazing Beef Stir Fry, and Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa)from your blog. I have the ingredients on hand for the meatballs, so we are having them tonight. I am excited to try these new recipes!

Diane said...

We enjoyed the meatballs, but it really is all about the sauce. We loved the tangy taste. The meatballs taste a lot like my meatloaf, which is a lot easier to make (just one loaf, instead of rolling and browning all those meatballs). In the future, I will just top my meatloaf with the sauce and I think it will be easy and delish.

Melissa said...

This soup was fabulous. I am always looking for recipes Ethan can eat and since her were no beans in this one, I gave it a try. Next time for the kids I'll try to not make it so spicy and Steve was looking for a few more tomatos, But I LOVED IT!!!!!

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Esme said...

Tried this tonight -- it was delish!! Thank you, Thank you for sharing. Love all your cooking tips :)

Snowmanlover said...

Yum, going to try this soup right now!!
Does it taste like the Green Chile Soup at Chili's??? I hope so!
thank you!

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