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  • Writer's pictureJenny Gruben

Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken and Chickpea Soup

Updated: Jan 29

Give your week a little kick with this fun take on a chicken soup. This recipe is bursting with fresh flavors and is always a hit at our house.

Mexican-Style Chicken and Chickpea Soup

Here's what you need:

  • 1lb chicken breasts

  • 6c chicken broth

  • 1 onion chopped or diced (recommend yellow/sweet)

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 1 zucchini, chopped

  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

  • 3 tsp minced garlic

  • 2tbsp fresh cilantro, minced

  • 1tbsp flour

  • 2tsp canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce, minced (less/more for mild/spicier)

  • 1tsp thyme

  • 1tsp oregano

  • Salt & pepper


Heat olive oil in Dutch oven on medium heat. Cook chicken then transfer it to a bowl. Add onions and carrots to pot and cook in until softened and starting to brown (8-10 minutes). Add 1/2 cup of water halfway through to avoid burning. Stir in garlic, chipotle chilis, oregano and thyme. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add broth and bring to simmer. Add zucchini and chickpeas and continue to simmer 5-10 minutes until softened. While that cooks, shred or chop to bite-sized pieces and add back to soup, add cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Tips from your Top Goose

  • Mix it up by adding 1 cup of Orecchiette pasta pasta when you add in the chickpeas.

  • Avoid the onion tears by chopping in my favorite kitchen go to Ninja Food Processor. I seriously use it several times a day and can't live without it!

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