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September Soups: Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

September Soups: Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

Hi my loves! 

As promised, I am back this week with a new yummy soup! If you missed Volume 1, go check it out, make the soup, and enjoy! I found this weeks soup on Pinterest as well because duh.. where else would I find it? I knew I wanted to make a chicken soup but I wanted it to be different. I didn't want plain old chicken noodle soup. No shade to chicken noodle, just wanted to switch it up. I came across Spicy Lime Jalapeño Chicken Soup. If you know me, you know I love ALL things spicy. I had never heard of a soup like this so I knew it was the one! Like I've mentioned, I never follow a recipe completely. I switched a few things up, feel free to do the same.

Here's what you'll need: 

  • splash of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 jalapeños
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cans of cannellini beans
  • 1 lime
  • seasoning (I used adobo and black pepper) 
  • cilantro for garnish

First step is to sauté the onion, jalapeños, and garlic in a little olive oil for about 5 or 6 minutes on medium/low heat, this is a good time to season them but you may need more once everything is together. The recipe says to add your chicken broth and then add a whole raw chicken and let it cook but ain't nobody got time for that, so here's where I switched it up. I added about 2 out of the 8 cups of chicken broth and about a half a can of beans. I let that cook up for a few and then (like the recipe says) threw everything in the blender and puréed it. Adding the beans made the mixture a little thicker which I think was a nice touch. I transferred it back to the pot and added the rest of the broth and beans, the rotisserie chicken I shredded, and the juice from one lime. I let that cook for about 20 minutes and tasted it to see if it needed more seasoning. I was really surprised that it wasn't very spicy so all my non-spicy food lovers don't write this off, you may still like it! I scooped some into a bowl and added some sliced jalapeño, some cilantro, and a wedge of lime for garnish. The cilantro added such awesome flavor, I really recommend it!

I made this soup one night after work and it was super quick and easy, probably 35 minutes in total. Unfortunately, I didn't have my taste testers (mum and Lissie) to confirm how delish this is, but I'm sure you guys can trust me. I will for sure be making this again, and maybe this time I'll share with them (if they're lucky!) 

I hope you guys enjoyed the second volume of my September Soups. Please let me know if you try it out! It's so yummy and very different from any other soup I've tried. Make sure you stick around, I still have 2 more delicious soups to share with you guys! That's all for now, until next time!

Noted, Nina

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