Tomatillo Soup

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This is a great soup that can be spiced up or tamed down depending on your individual taste. Keep in mind that you if can not purchase fresh tomatillos at your local grocery store you can substitute with canned tomatillos, drained and chopped. Try garnishing with sour cream, as indicated in the recipe. Top with a leaf of cilantro.

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound chopped tomatillos

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup sour cream (Optional)

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil over high heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Saute chicken in oil until both sides are browned, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove the chicken, and set aside.

  2. Add onions and garlic to saucepan, and saute until golden. Stir in the tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover the pot, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

  3. Puree vegetables in batches in a blender or food processor. Return to pot, and reheat. At this point taste the soup; if not piquant enough, add cayenne pepper or pepper sauce.

  4. Slice the chicken into thin slices, and then shred. Stir into soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. When ready to serve, stir in the minced cilantro and ladle into bowls. Put a dollop of sour cream on top of each portion, and let it melt a bit. Top each dollop with a single cilantro leaf, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 367mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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