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Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup (Sopa de Pollo y Arroz)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Homemade chicken consomme with vegetables, fresh herbs, and rice, served with serrano chile, avocado, and a touch of lime juice."
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1 h 10 m servings 322
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring stock to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add chicken legs; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, skimming away foam that forms on the surface. Add carrots, onion, celery, cilantro, garlic, and mint.
  2. Cover pot and cook until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes more. Remove chicken from the pot; discard skin and bones. Shred meat using 2 forks.
  3. Return chicken meat to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Add rice. Let chicken and rice warm up, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour soup into serving bowls. Top with avocado and serrano peppers and squeeze in lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 322 calories; 14.6 26.4 21.9 65 957 Full nutrition

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Very tasty and nice change from regular turkey soup after Christmas. I used a lot of chili pepper flakes and enjoyed the cilantro and lime flavours.