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5 from 5 votes

Spicy Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

Easy to make, hearty and healthy, this soup packs a flavor punch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - Easy Chicken Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken pieces bone-in legs, thighs, breasts
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp back ground pepper
  • cup brown rice
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • Sour cream optional
  • Cheddar cheese optional

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion and crush the garlic
  • Add olive oil in a large pot.
  • Add onion, garlic, chilli powder, cumin, paprika and dried oregano.
  • Saute for 7 minutes or until golden brown on medium heat
  • Add 10 cups of water, chicken, sliced carrot, diced tomato, enchilada sauce, salt and pepper
  • Bring to boil, then simmer on medium heat for 2 hours
  • Remove chicken from soup and shred chicken. Throw chicken back in the soup
  • Add brown rice and boil for 35-40 minutes
  • Remove from heat, add sliced jalapenos, avocado, and lime juice
  • Serve, garnish with sour cream, cilantro and cheddar cheese!

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Nutrition

Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1560mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3940IU | Vitamin C: 24.7mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3.2mg