Mexi-Monday: Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

 

 

I think that “Mexi-Monday” will have to become make-ahead Monday.  Now that Ramadan has ended, life has picked up in our host country.  We are able to get out more, meet new friends and enjoy our surroundings.  We’ve been getting home late after a day of play dates, coffees with friends, and ballet and music lessons.  Fortunately, this meal can be thrown together in minutes with a little preparation.  

I first made this soup for my husband some time ago when he was sick.  He needed soup, but doesn’t fancy chicken noodle so much, so I tried to make a version that even he couldn’t resist.  This has become one of the meals that he looks forward to me making.  It was nice for all of us to come home from a busy day to a comforting, homemade soup.   

 

Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

 

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded chicken (you can use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, or shred up leftovers)

5 cups chicken stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, diced

1/4 cup jalapeno, diced (remove the seeds if you don’t want it too spicy)

2 cloves garlic

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

4 tablespoons cumin

1 chipotle chili, finely diced

2 cups dried egg noodles

Cilantro for garnish

Lime for garnish

 

Preparation:

In a heavy bottomed pot, sauté the onion and jalapeno in the olive oil over medium-high heat.  When soft, add the garlic, chipotle, and cumin and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.   Add chicken and tomatoes and stir in stock.    Simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid reduces slightly

While soup simmers, prepare noodles.  Add noodles to salted, boiling water.  Cook until just shy of al-dente.

Ladle soup in bowls.  Add noodles and top with cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Nami | Just One Cookbook - Let me say… your Mexican chicken noodle soup looks MUCH tastier than ordinarily chicken noodle soup. I’m so making this version next time I make chicken noodle soup. It’s a must. Thanks for sharing this recipe Alyssa!!!

the plaid and paisley kitchen - Just buzzed this recipe! It looks really tasty!

Stephanie - You and I are on the same wavelength today, lol! This soup sounds really good! I’m saving it. We love chicken noodle so I think this would be fun to try!

Christine - Your soup looks wonderful. Love soup.

kankana - I absolutely enjoy a nice hot noodle soup. Nothing can be more comforting that this :)

Tessa @ FlexYourFood - This sounds awesome! Soup heals all things and adding spice only makes it more potent :) Very nice.

Tina@flourtrader - Great way to zip up the flavor in chicken noodle soup! I will need to try this one-yum!

Kelly - Oh, this looks so wonderful – hearty and healthy. A good chicken soup is hard to beat! I’m keeping this delightful recipe :)

Ann - Ooh, this looks good! I’d want you to make it for me, too!

Shay - How did I miss this? Oh goodness…this looks and sounds incredible. I’ve pinned it!

Frefda - Loved this soup! I added less noodles, carrots, and topped with avocado, lime, and lots of cilantro. My family said, please remember to make again!!

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