Spicy, hearty chicken soup. I enjoy mine with some slices of sourdough bread to dip in the soup.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Pour chicken broth into saucepan; add chicken. Place a lid on the saucepan and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.

  • Put chopped chipotle peppers in a bowl with about half the reserved adobo sauce; stir. Mix tomatoes and cilantro together in a separate bowl.

  • Stir chipotle mixture into the broth mixture a spoonful at a time, stirring and tasting between each addition, until the level of spiciness is to your liking. Remove saucepan from heat and stir tomatoes with cilantro into the soup.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; 7.3 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 1154 mg sodium. 17.4 g carbohydrates; 25.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2014
This one's a winner! Very fresh and bright flavor. The chipotles are a perfect addition! My chicken breasts were rather large so I used 3 instead of 4. Instead of 2 cans of chicken broth (29oz) I just used 1 carton (32oz) which worked out great because this soup is pretty hearty. I ended up using 3 chipotle peppers minced with 2 tbsp adobo sauce (about half the can). This made the soup about a medium spicyness. Trying to use only the leaves of the cilantro is kind of a hassle but I ended up using the leaves as best I could with some stems too. One bunch seems like a lot but the bunch I had was small-medium size so it worked out well. I recommended starting out with half a bunch if yours is large then adding more in if necessary. Also it's not really necessary to dirty a bowl just to mix the cilantro and tomato. Just throw it into the pot at the same time. The only addition I needed to make was a bit of salt to really bring out the flavors. Such a simple recipe but SO good! I can't wait to have this for lunch tomorrow! EDIT TO ADD: This makes 4 HUGE servings! You could easily get 6 smaller servings. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2016
All of the reviews on this were positive so I decided to make this soup! This was my first time working with canned chipotle peppers. I have to say...I wasn't a fan of the favor in this one. I've used chipotle seasoning for chicken recently and enjoyed it but didn't find the same flavors in the canned chipotle peppers.! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2014
This one's a winner! Very fresh and bright flavor. The chipotles are a perfect addition! My chicken breasts were rather large so I used 3 instead of 4. Instead of 2 cans of chicken broth (29oz) I just used 1 carton (32oz) which worked out great because this soup is pretty hearty. I ended up using 3 chipotle peppers minced with 2 tbsp adobo sauce (about half the can). This made the soup about a medium spicyness. Trying to use only the leaves of the cilantro is kind of a hassle but I ended up using the leaves as best I could with some stems too. One bunch seems like a lot but the bunch I had was small-medium size so it worked out well. I recommended starting out with half a bunch if yours is large then adding more in if necessary. Also it's not really necessary to dirty a bowl just to mix the cilantro and tomato. Just throw it into the pot at the same time. The only addition I needed to make was a bit of salt to really bring out the flavors. Such a simple recipe but SO good! I can't wait to have this for lunch tomorrow! EDIT TO ADD: This makes 4 HUGE servings! You could easily get 6 smaller servings. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2014
This one's a winner! Very fresh and bright flavor. The chipotles are a perfect addition! My chicken breasts were rather large so I used 3 instead of 4. Instead of 2 cans of chicken broth (29oz) I just used 1 carton (32oz) which worked out great because this soup is pretty hearty. I ended up using 3 chipotle peppers minced with 2 tbsp adobo sauce (about half the can). This made the soup about a medium spicyness. Trying to use only the leaves of the cilantro is kind of a hassle but I ended up using the leaves as best I could with some stems too. One bunch seems like a lot but the bunch I had was small-medium size so it worked out well. I recommended starting out with half a bunch if yours is large then adding more in if necessary. Also it's not really necessary to dirty a bowl just to mix the cilantro and tomato. Just throw it into the pot at the same time. The only addition I needed to make was a bit of salt to really bring out the flavors. Such a simple recipe but SO good! I can't wait to have this for lunch tomorrow! EDIT TO ADD: This makes 4 HUGE servings! You could easily get 6 smaller servings. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2015
The soup was delicious!:-) However I don't like thin soup. So I did tweak the recipe just a tad. I added flour to thicken it and make the soup more filling. I also used 2 cans of diced tomatoes instead of fresh ones. (I was pressed for time.) The chipotle flavor was amazing...especially with pepper jack cheese tortilla chips and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!!!;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2016
MMmmmmMmmMMMmmmm... dinner Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2016
All of the reviews on this were positive so I decided to make this soup! This was my first time working with canned chipotle peppers. I have to say...I wasn't a fan of the favor in this one. I've used chipotle seasoning for chicken recently and enjoyed it but didn't find the same flavors in the canned chipotle peppers.! Read More