Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chicken Soup: Making It Spicy

A nice cold-weather variation on a favorite: spiced-up chicken soup. Start with your usual chicken soup recipe (one is here if you're at a loss).

Use 4-5 cloves of garlic in your vegetables. After you've sauteed to the point of transparency in your onions, add 2 t. cumin and 1 t. chili powder. When you add the broth, add a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Instead of choosing noodles or dumplings for the starch, stir in 1-2 cans of rinsed black or white beans and add some frozen corn, heating til it's cooked through.

Serve with any of these delights: shredded cheese, sour cream, lime wedges, crushed tortilla chips, or salsa.

11 comments:

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

Anna, I love your blog! It's such a breath of fresh air.

Lisa said...

Well! Cumin and chili powder! And tomatoes in chicken soup! I'll have to try that version.

Lisateresa

Eva Girl said...

We have a favorite: taco soup. It's a spicy, wholesome, 'it's-good-to-be-home' flavor. And, it's a good, warm, winter alternative to taco salad - another one of our favorites. I like to serve the soup with corn pone : )

pk said...

Anna I have just finished reading your whole blog !!! It took a couple days as I got the flu, but I have to tell you , it is 3:35 AM and I could not stop reading and loving every entry. Thank you so much for sharing your life with me and yes indeed , God is very Good.

sarah said...

That sounds delicious. It may go on the menu this week. Your crispy chicken is one of my Army husbands favorite dishes - it was included in his week of "special foods" before he deploys and he couldn't stop making happy "mmmmmmm!" sounds. So thanks for the recipes you post. We thoroughly enjoy them, and they certainly happy food memories before half a year of mess tent meals.

Mrs.Rabe said...

We call that "Chicken Tortilla Soup" and love it! Yum! We always lightly fry some tortilla strips to for a garnish!

Carolina Gal said...

Thank you!

Sally said...

And cilantro! Yum.

appledapple said...

I read your post yesterday while I had chicken stock simmering on the stove. You inspired me to turn it into a hot and sour chicken soup. I've never made that before, but I managed to produce something all 9 children and my husband inhaled! I see that yours went in a different direction, and now I'll have to try that version as well!

handmade toddler clothes said...

Thanks. We do need to make our chicken soup better. It sounds like some good things to try.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like something we would enjoy.

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