Chili's® Inspired Southwest Chicken Soup

Posted: May 19

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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People love Chili's® Southwest Chicken Soup so much, we want to give you a way to make it at home! With all of your favorite Mexican flavors in a hot, comforting soup, this is a recipe you will make time and time again. Top with your favorite toppings to make it your own!


• 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast • 1 teaspoon minced garlic • 1 cup chopped white onion • 1/2 cup chopped celery • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 tablespoon tomato paste • 1-quart chicken stock • 1 teaspoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (add more if you like spicy food) • 1 cup white hominy • 1 can of corn • 4 ounces green chilies, diced • 1 cup diced tomatoes • 1 teaspoon lime juice • fried corn tortilla strips • shredded cheese for garnish if desired


Step 1

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large pot or Dutch oven. Place chicken on a cutting board and season generously with salt. Cook the chicken in the pot over medium heat for 6-7 minutes per side or until fully cooked. Remove the chicken to a plate or cutting boars, and shred once cooled.

Step 2

Heat another tablespoon of oil in the same pot. Cook garlic and onion until tender. Add celery and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in tomato paste and cook for another minute while gradually adding the chicken stock. Add the chipotle peppers, hominy, corn, green chilis, diced tomatoes, and shredded chicken. Continue to cook until the soup is fully heated through.

Step 4

Add a generous squeeze of lime and 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro. Add additional garnishes such as fried corn or tortilla strips or shredded cheese and serve.

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