All right, I’ve gotten requests for this one! So, here it is. The most delicious Mexican Chicken Soup! I originally stumbled upon a recipe for this from Paleo Diet Lifestyle. However, I’ve since made it many many times (cause it’s so good!) and tweaked it here and there. Instead of making store bought broth and roasted chicken laying around – I make this by purchasing a rotisserie chicken!
Yield: Serves 4
- 1 rotisserie chicken
- 4 cups of chicken broth (if not making it with soup)
- 1/2 onion
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 1 avocado
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 sweet potato
- 4 tbsp butter
- Fresh cilantro
- Lime juice (half a lime)
- Salt and pepper, as desired
1. Remove the meat from your rotisserie chicken. You can keep some meat on the bones if you are planning to make the chicken broth from the carcass.
2. (If you aren’t making the broth from this rotisserie chicken, skip to the next step!) To make the chicken broth, place the carcass in whatever pot fits it and cover with water. You can add some onions, celery, and carrots in here if you would like. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Once it boils, let it simmer for about 90 minutes.
3. After you have your broth ready, cut your sweet potatoes in to cubes.
4. Throw the sweet potatoes in to a pot of boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Do step number 5 while you wait. Once it is done, drain the water and place it to the side until you add it in the soup later.
5. While that is heating up, cut your cherry tomatoes in half, slice your onions, mince your garlic, and chop your cilantro. Place them aside.
6. Use a large saucepan (this is the pan you will use to cook your soup!), and heat up your butter in medium heat.
7. Add your sliced onions and minced garlic and sauté.
8. Now, add 4 cups of the chicken broth you made (or didn’t make)! Wait for it to simmer, and do the next step while waiting!
9. While we wait, slice your avocado in to 4 pieces. If you’ve never done this before, here’s a good way to cut it in half and also to remove the pit. Follow steps 1-5. It’ll be easier if you use a sharp and heavier knife to remove the pit.) To keep the avocados from browning (it naturally does this if you keep it out too long), soak it in some ice water.
10. Once it starts simmering, add the chicken you removed from the rotisserie chicken.
11. Add tomatoes, lime juice, and the sweet potatoes you cooked.
12. Right before serving, add cilantro and avocado!