Mexican Chicken Soup

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion (chopped, about 2 cups)

3 carrots (peeled and chopped, about 1 cup)

3 ribs celery (chopped, about 1 cup)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

6 cups chicken broth

1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (undrained)

1 jalapeño pepper (seeded and minced)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

3 cups cooked chicken (diced or shredded, see note 1)

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped, optional, see note 2)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

shredded cheddar cheese

sour cream

avocado (peeled, pitted, and diced)

tortilla chips


In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and juice, jalapeño, cumin, and coriander.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir in chicken and cilantro (if using). Season to taste (I like 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper). Serve, offering, cheese, sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips or your favorite toppings.


Serving Size



156 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



53 mg


952 mg

Total Carbohydrate

7 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g


19 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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