Tasty Thursdays: Chili-Spiced Chicken Soup

Thursday, January 05, 2012

It's been freezing here in New York City lately -- yesterday morning was about 14 degrees Fahrenheit! A way that I usually warm up is to either drink a hot cup of coffee or cocoa, or sip some soup :) The following recipe for a Chili-Spiced Chicken Soup which I found on Cooking Light sounds not only healthy, but easy to make! (The recipe makes 8 servings).

Ingredients:
Spice blend:
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Soup:
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 (32-ounce) carton fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Relish:
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 3 ounces queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 diced peeled avocado
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)
Directions:
1. To prepare spice blend, combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.
2. To prepare soup, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons spice blend over chicken. Sauté 8 minutes or until done; cool. Chop chicken; set aside.
3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat; add onion, bell peppers, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle vegetable mixture with remaining spice blend; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chicken, corn, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Add lime juice.
4. To prepare relish, combine chopped cilantro and next 4 ingredients (through avocado).
5. Ladle 1 1/4 cups soup into bowls; top with 1/4 cup relish. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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66 comments :

Mongs said...

Sounds like a spicy hot soup, hmmm...nice! keeps you warm. thank you for sharing this recipe!

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Bree said...

Lucky you that it's cold there! It's quite warm here in California. I'm hoping it'll be cold again soon! :)

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kristina said...

oh audrey ~ this sounds so good! i love cilantro {adds a little something something!}
xo, kristina

Picali said...

In Poland is not so cold eather, but this soup look so yummy, that i think i'm gonna try to make it. (:

Sick by Trend said...

delicious!!!! :D

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Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Looks delicious! Happy New Year!! <3<3

Mary said...

i love all red soups)really)
want to try out this recipe in few days!

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Aida said...

Yummi!!!!


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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, this looks like such an incredible soup for winter! :)

Slamdunk said...

Now that would hit the spot today in the frigid NE. Thanks for sharing Audrey.

Imogen said...

So good, I would love some!

MosaMuse said...

that looks soooo delicious!
have a good day!
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Karina Dinda R. said...

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Maddy said...

This weather is PERFECT for chili....yum!!

Punctuation Mark said...

perfect for those cold winter nights!

Elle Sees said...

i seriously just made spicy chicken soup last night!!!

Sarah Bahbah said...

this would be delicious!!!!!!!!- without the meat ;)

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btd. said...

This sounds soo yummy! I have got to try this!

Song- Thanh said...

It's here cold too and very rainy.. And the recipe sounds good! X

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh that looks AMAZING.

whitney - see shop eat do said...

this looks absolutely delish! thanks for sharing, I am always looking for good soup recipes

Jayme and Mendi said...

This sounds so good! Thanks so much for sharing!! I love soup all throughout the year!!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! And it's light? I think I need to definitely try this one.

rolala said...

Looks tasty and is perfect for this weather! Thanks for sharing!

Ismene said...

looks delicious
Love this!!
xx

Savvy Gal said...

It looks just like my type of soup. I usually buy wolfgang puck tomato soup and add other ingredients to save time. : )

CutestPrincess said...

hmmm, yum yum! thanks for the recipe!

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A BRIT GREEK said...

Perfect for warming those cold winter nights up! Yum!
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janettaylor said...

Great! Thanks for sharing it!

E said...

That sounds so, so delicious. Soup is one of my favorite things about winter. I love them all.

Antonia-Ivana said...

I hate cooking haha, I rather go out to eat..

Thank you for you sweet comment, my dear!! :-)

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tywo said...

I wish you the best in this new year, dear.


LOVE!

Carolyn said...

yummm i was just thinking yesterday how i was craving chili.. now i must try this recipe!

Velvet Bloom said...

comfort food! love it

Analisa said...

Mmm I haven't had soup in forever, this looks delicious!

Brookelyn said...

This looks so yummy! Maybe I'll try to make it, too!

akiko said...

Looks so yummy! xo akiko
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Josie said...

This sounds so comforting -- and WARM, which is vital since it's freezing outside!
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Grace said...

Ah, sounds delicious! I love soups like this.

Shea said...

This sounds so yummy and comforting--perfect for a cold winter night!

Wine and Summer said...

This looks so delicious! It's perfect for the winter!

Be Inspired! said...

It has been freezing up here in Quebec as well;) I have cooked a lot more ever since moving over to Canada. I am a bit proud... could try a soup next;)

ediot said...

nice tip. maybe i can make this for my boyfriend. i don't eat chicken. but i can do a veggie version for me and a meat one for him.. thanks for sharing the recipe
wish you a wonderful weekend

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

That looks so delicious! Yummm!

Jo Bao said...

Gosh that looks delicious! I think I should really try this recipe out ~ I love to cook but I'm always too lazy to do so, haah!

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Aluminium Fabricators India said...

Now I can prepare chicken soup properly.. thanks

fhenny said...

looks so delish!
perfect for dinner in rainy night

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Empress said...

I always love a big bowl of soup to warm me up in the winter, that with a small dinner roll and I'm in heaven.

Thanks for sharing!

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Pop Champagne said...

I love soup and I love chilli, I think I always order soup in restaurants cuz that takes too long for me to make at home haha

fashionismyh2o said...

YUM! Just perfect for a chilly winter day like today!

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xx

yummychunklet said...

Love cooking light magazine! What a creative way to combine 2 great soups.

J. said...

Wow, that sounds sooo delicious! I have to try to make this sometime.

Kimberly Capeto said...

Hey !
That chili looks so good ! Can you believe I never ate chili ? It's crazy :]

xoxo

Maria Bastida said...

mmm it looks delicious! I'm gonna try to make it :D
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Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

it looks so yummy!

modanista junkie said...

This is exactly what I need. :)

xoxo

Silvertigo said...

Looks delicious! xoxo

mademoiselleblush said...

Oh my!! Really want to make this ;) looks delicious

x

Camille said...

that looks so delicious! and i love salads! i willmost definetely try this out!

natasha {schue love} said...

This looks SUPER delicious!! Love spicy soups in the winter!

Joyce said...

The recipe looks delicious, ooo I want to try it :)

veronika said...

awh, this looks amazing!
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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

ohhh yummy! good for cold days.

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