Tuesday, December 4, 2012

creamy green chile soup

This is a great soup!  I love green chiles and I love when I get to put "extras" on top of my soup like tortilla chips, cheddar cheese and cilantro.  YUM!  I shared some with a friend and she said it was her new favorite soup.  Did you hear that?  Her new favorite!  After she visits New Morning Bakery I like to ask her what soup she tried because she enjoys the soups there.  I recommend this one any day but especially on a rainy, rainy day like today.

creamy green chili soup (Lauren's Latest)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large ribs celery, diced
1 (7 ounce) can fire roasted green chiles, drained and diced
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
2 large carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 cup frozen sweet corn
2 cups diced, roasted chicken
3/4 cup heavy cream (I used half and half)
1/4 cup flour (you can omit for gluten-free)
toppings: grated cheddar, chopped cilantro, crushed tortilla chips

Heat large pot over medium heat.  Melt butter and saute onions and celery until onions are translucent, 5 minutes.  Stir in garlic and green chiles and saute 3 minutes.  Pour in chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to boil.  Cover pot with well fitting lid and reduce to simmer. 
Simmer soup 10-15 minutes and then remove from heat.  Using an immersion blender, puree soup and return to heat.  Stir in carrots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Stir in corn and chicken.
Place flour into small bowl and slowly whisk in cream to prevent lumps.  If there seems to be lumps you can always pour it through a strainer like I did.  Pour this mixture into the hot soup and cook until it thickens slightly.  Taste and readjust seasonings if needed.  Serve with toppings.


  1. I was going to search your blog for a sphaghetti sauce recipe I love to use up some ground chicken, but now I am going to try this instead! Wish me luck the ground chicken is good too!

  2. Melissa, you're so much better than me at substituting meats and ingredients than I am! If you want the best spaghetti sauce I have ever eaten it's on the blog- katie's marinara sauce and you can add whatever you want into it- meatballs, chunks of meat, seafood, vegetables, etc. Good luck!!

  3. The soup was EXCELLENT with ground chicken. I now can't decide whether this or Mama Leone's is my favorite. I will make this as often as I can get away with it. Lo and behold your newest post will be tomorrow night's dinner (tandoori chicken)! Too cold to grill outdoors though, I will have to use my grill pan.