Barefoot Contessa Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, bone in, skin on
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt, for tasting
  • Black Pepper, for tasting
  • 2 cups Onion
  • 1 cup Celery
  • 2 cups Carrot
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 1/2 quarts Chicken Stock
  • 28 ounces Tomato Puree
  • 2-4 peppers Jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Seed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped and fresh, optional
  • 6 tortillas Corn Tortillas


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan and rub with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. When chicken has cooled down enough to touch, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or a Dutch oven.
  5. Add in onions, celery and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Add in chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, a tablespoon of salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), a teaspoon of pepper, and cilantro.
  8. Cut the tortillas in half and then cut them crosswise into half-inch strips. Add to the soup.
  9. Bring the soup to a boil and lower the heat and let simmer for 25 minutes.
  10. Mix in the shredded chicken and season to taste.
  11. Serve hot.

NOTE: have sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips ready for serving.

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Author: Matt R.
Source: Barefoot Contessa
Recipe Yields: 8 bowls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 52
Calories 167

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 62mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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