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Roasted Poblano & Chicken Soup
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or oil of choice
- 4 medium fresh poblano chile peppers, roasted directly over an open flame or broiled for 5 minutes until blackened and blistered
- 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 6-ounce can green chilies
- 1 14.5 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Tortilla chips, crumbled
- Feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 avocado, diced
- Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, finely diced
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges
- Roast Poblanos: Turn on the flame on your gas stove and place poblano peppers on the flame. Turn often until charred. OR in the oven: Place the poblano peppers on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes, turning halfway, or until the skin is browned and blistered.
- In a large dutch oven, heat oil on medium-high heat.
- Add onion, garlic, and carrots. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
- Chop the poblanos into small pieces then add the poblano peppers and the spices and stir for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, green chilies, beans, and spices. Stir until well combined. Cover and bring soup to a boil.
- Once at a boil, turn down heat and add in chicken. Let simmer covered for 20-25 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through and no pink remains. Take soup off the heat.
- Gently take the chicken out of the soup. Let cool, shred and set aside.
- Using a liquid measuring cup, scoop 4 cups of soup into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add pureed soup and shredded chicken back into the soup and stir well.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Serve warm with desired toppings!
- Instead of transferring 4 cups of soup to a blender, feel free to use an immersion blender in this step if desired! If using an immersion blender, make sure to leave some of the veggies whole, and avoid over-blending. The soup shouldn't be a pureed soup!
- This soup isn't super spicy, but to avoid spice, scrape out seeds from any peppers!
- Want to sub the poblano pepper?
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