I'm really excited to share this recipe with you today! I made this last week for the hubby and I. To my surprise, my 6 year old diva also enjoyed this soup too! I always find it amazing when she is willing to try something other than her normal kid staples. As the soup was cooking on the stove she pointed her nose up and took in a deep sniff and goes " ahhh it smells so good"!
With that being said, I would like to say this is KID APPROVED! This is also an acceptable recipe if you are currently doing the Fast Metabolism Diet during phase three. This is a super easy recipe and doesn't take long at all.
Makes 6 servings
1.5 pounds of boneless skinless chicken. I used the chicken tender strips, about 10 of them.
5 cloves of minced garlic
3-4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 14 oz containers of low sodium chicken broth
1 cup of diced yellow onion
1/3 cup of freshly chopped cilantro
2 seeded and minced jalapeno (You can add more for spice. This soup is very mild if not any spice so totally tolerable for kids)
3/4 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
Fresh ground pepper
Optional: shredded chihuahua cheese and/or sour cream and/or tortilla chips
What you do...
In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil over medium heat. Add your onion and jalapeno and saute until caramelized and tender, about 2-3 minutes.
Add in the garlic and saute for 1 minute. This is about the time your house starts to smell awesome!
Add in chicken broth, tomato, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Add in your chicken and bring to a boil. Once you have reached a boil reduce heat to low to medium and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. You will want the lower end of that time if you are using chicken strips like myself. For a chicken breast you want to cook for at least 10 minutes.
Once chicken has cooked through, remove from your pot and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes. After you have let your chicken set, take a fork and knife and shred your chicken. *I feel that the chicken tender strips shred easier than the chicken breasts.
Return your shredded chicken into the pot of soup and add your cilantro.
Now you are Ready to serve!
Serve soup with a fresh lime squeeze on the side. This allows each guest to add their desired amount of lime. Some will like it more tangy than others but whats great is you can personally make it how you like it. It's also fun for the kids. I would recommend about 2 lime wedges per serving along with half an avocado.
Don't forget your optional toppings as well!
I hope you guys enjoy this amazingly healthy and fresh recipe! I know our family loved it!