An authentic Mexican recipe for shredded chicken soup with chickpeas, carrots, and chipotle chiles. It is served traditionally with cheese, avocado, and lemon juice.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins
5 mins
1 hr 15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine chicken breasts, 1/2 an onion, celery, and parsley with cold water and chicken bouillon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the stock until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Remove chicken from the stock and shred with a fork. Strain stock and discard onion, celery, and parsley. Return stock to the saucepan.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic; cook and stir until transparent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a blender; add 1 cup stock. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend.

  • Pour tomato mixture into the saucepan of stock; add chickpeas and carrots. Let simmer until carrots are nearly softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken and chipotle peppers. Let simmer until flavors blend and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes more. Season with salt and serve with avocados, lime quarters, and Oaxaca cheese on the side.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 25.6g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 64.4mg; sodium 585.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Tasty. I love the Oaxaca cheese. So yummy. It's spicy, too! I didn't have to use any hot sauce. I would love a vegetarian version. ... Read More