Mexican Chicken Soup with Garbanzo Beans (Caldo Tlalpeno)

Mexican Chicken Soup with Garbanzo Beans (Caldo Tlalpeno)

This Mexican soup recipe makes a homemade broth, which is enriched with chickpeas, chipotle, avocados, and Oaxaca cheese for a hearty meal.

Ready in: 1 h 15 m

Calories: 306

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • salt to taste
  • To Garnish:
  • 2 avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 1 cup shredded Oaxaca cheese
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Combine chicken breasts, 1/2 an onion, celery, and parsley with cold water and chicken bouillon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the stock until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
    2. Remove chicken from the stock and shred with a fork. Strain stock and discard onion, celery, and parsley. Return stock to the saucepan.
    3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic; cook and stir until transparent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a blender; add 1 cup stock. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend.
    4. Pour tomato mixture into the saucepan of stock; add chickpeas and carrots. Let simmer until carrots are nearly softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken and chipotle peppers. Let simmer until flavors blend and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes more. Season with salt and serve with avocados, lime quarters, and Oaxaca cheese on the side.

    Directions

    • Prep15 m
    • Cook55 m
    • Ready In1 h 15 m
    1. Combine chicken breasts, 1/2 an onion, celery, and parsley with cold water and chicken bouillon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the stock until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
    2. Remove chicken from the stock and shred with a fork. Strain stock and discard onion, celery, and parsley. Return stock to the saucepan.
    3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic; cook and stir until transparent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a blender; add 1 cup stock. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend.
    4. Pour tomato mixture into the saucepan of stock; add chickpeas and carrots. Let simmer until carrots are nearly softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken and chipotle peppers. Let simmer until flavors blend and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes more. Season with salt and serve with avocados, lime quarters, and Oaxaca cheese on the side.

      Nutrition Facts

      Per Serving: 306 calories; 14.8 g fat; 19.6 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; 64 mg cholesterol; 586 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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