Yesterday evening, my husband, my kids and I went over to a friend’s house and shared dinner with them over great (hilarious!) conversation. This recipe is an interpretation of the soup my friend served. It is simple, healthy, allergy-friendly, and adaptable to any palate!

I tend to stress out too much when we have people over for meals because I want to cook a perfect meal. I love the idea of sharing good food without stuffiness or over-preparation. This takes the stress out of entertaining so I can actually enjoy my company! We had the soup with homemade tortilla chips, salsa, and pico de gallo purchased from a favorite Mexican restaurant. How easy (and delicious) is that!

Fresh Soup Mix-Ins

Sopa Fresca Con Pollo (Fresh Soup with Chicken)

Serves 4-6

2 large chicken breasts, diced (or 3-4 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded)
1 tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon powdered chipotle chilies
4 cups chicken stock
1 Avocado, chopped
1/2 large onion (or green onions), chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, rinsed and chopped
Optional toppings: queso fresco, tortilla chips, poblano peppers, rice

  1. In a large soup pot, cook raw chicken over medium heat with the oil, garlic, cumin, and chipotle powder until chicken is cooked through. If you want this recipe to be super-quick, use cooked leftover chicken, turkey, or rotisserie chicken that is shredded or diced.
  2. Once the chicken has been cooked, add the chicken stock to the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. While the chicken stock is heating up, cut up the avocado, onion, tomatoes, and cilantro and set aside.
  4. When the chicken and stock is cooked through, ladle into a bowl and top with tomatoes, onions, avocado, and cilantro. Enjoy!

You can top this soup with just about anything fresh and healthy; get creative! My husband put some shredded habanero cheddar cheese on top of his.

Sopa Fresca con Pollo

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8 Responses to Sopa Fresca

  1. [...] 1.  What is your favorite budget-friendly meal? The most affordable and delicious home cooked meal would probably be chicken tacos or chicken stir-fry with brown rice. It’s very affordable, healthy, and really quick. I have a recipe for chicken soup on my blog that is really yummy and affordable: Sopa Fresca! [...]

  2. Yum…I’m still drooling over this one! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I’ll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I’d love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe.

  3. [...] recipe round-up (Sunday Night Soup Night) where you can find links to wholesome soups (including my Sopa Fresca!) for your cozy day inside. Check it out! Share this:PrintFacebookMoreEmailTwitterStumbleUpon [...]

  4. This looks really tasty, love the avocado in the soup! I’m hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here’s a link with more information:

    http://easynaturalfood.com/2011/10/17/introducing-sunday-night-soup-night/

    I hope to see you there!
    Debbie

  5. Reid says:

    This looks so good!!
    I might have to try it without the pollo and see what it tastes like.

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