Mexican chicken soup recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 225 calories / serving
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Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan set over a moderate heat.

Saute the onion for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it starts to soften. Add the chopped tomatoes, paprika, chilli powder and stock, bringing the mixture to the boil, then reducing to a simmer.

Simmer for 10-15 minutes, then add the chicken to the saucepan and simmer for a further 8-10 minutes. Stir in the sweetcorn once the chicken is cooked through, with no pink showing.

Adjust the seasoning if necessary then ladle into small soup bowls. Garnish with a slice of pimento pepper, a corn tortilla chip and parsley leaves. Arrange the soup on a serving tray and garnish with the whole pimento peppers. Serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 30ml olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 200g canned sweetcorn, drained
  • 1l (1 3/4pt) chicken stock
  • 1 red pimento pepper, sliced
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 2tsp smoked paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • a couple of red pimento peppers, to garnish
  • a few corn tortilla chips, to garnish
  • Energy 955kj 225kcal 11%
  • Fat 10g 14%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.1g Protein 26.8g Fibre 2.1g


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