Rating: 5 stars
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Low-carb yet filling poblano cream soup with chicken. Make it spicy to your liking. Serve in soup bowls garnished with cilantro, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and/or shredded cheese.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
20 mins
1 hr 15 mins
15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Roast poblano peppers over open flame on a gas stove or grill until all sides are charred, 5 to 8 minutes. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins.

  • Combine chicken broth, cream cheese, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, and salsa verde in a blender. Blend until smooth.

  • Peel the cooled poblano peppers and remove seeds. Finely chop peppers in a food processor.

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and cumin. Cook and stir until slightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add poblanos and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and saute for 2 minutes more.

  • Pour cheese mixture into a stockpot over low heat. Add the chicken mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook until heated through, at least 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to substitute Monterey Jack with any cheese of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 25.3g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 108mg; sodium 658.2mg. Full Nutrition