What in the worlds been up with this weather lately?! With such a mild winter I was expecting a warm spring-- but Mother Nature has other plans I suppose. I can only imagine the currently disappointed mood of the would-be-excited spring breakers this year!
On a happier note, such dreary weather certainly warrants some warm simmering stove-top soup, don't you think? Jess Medina shared this recipe with me last Saturday after a particularly spicy Assault Bike Class, and I'm pretty sure my mouth hasn't stopped watering since! I actually heard about this recipe from her husband, Randy, first! He wouldn't stop raving about how delicious it was so I of course had to investigate.
She was sweet enough to share the recipe, originally a Pinterest find, with me. I'll be making this bad boy tonight!
1 medium onion, diced
1 bunch scallions (white parts + 1/4 of the green tops), diced
1 small can diced green chiles
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 quarts chicken stock
1 small can diced tomatoes (drained)
2-3 cups shredded chicken (1 raw breast = approx. 1 cup shredded)
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper (amount depends on the saltiness of the stock - add according to taste)
3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
freshly chopped cilantro & scallions
In a large stock pot, sauté the onions and the scallions in olive oil until translucent. Salt and pepper the onions and stir well. Add the green chiles and sauté until well blended. Next, add the garlic and sauté for about 30-seconds. (Tip: as soon as you smell the garlic after it hits the heat, it's time to move to the next step!)
Add the chicken stock and the diced tomatoes. Bring to a slow boil. Add the shredded chicken, cumin and salt and pepper. Allow enough time for the flavors to combine and for the chicken to heat through. About 10-minutes before serving, add the cilantro.
Serve in large soup bowls and top with freshly squeezed lime (just drop the wedge in the bowl after you've juiced it), avocado, and a sprinkling of freshly chopped cilantro & scallions.
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