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Recipe: Mexican Chicken Chowder

We're ready to hunker down this fall and enjoy some healthy comfort food. So whether you are looking to make something on a Monday night or ready to kick a cold, try out our favorite Mexican Chicken Chowder recipe!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds of chicken thighs, bone in, trim of fat and skin

  • 1 Roasted Tomatillo salsa (try Frontera tomatillo salsa medium spice)

  • 4 cups chicken broth (homemade or organic store bought)

  • 3 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes (can substitute with butternut squash)

  • 2 cups peeled and sliced carrots

  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice

  • 2 cloves of garlic minced

  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

  • 2 cups chopped spinach

  • Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro and/or avocado slices

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the chicken, salsa, broth, sweet potatoes, carrots, lime juice, garlic, and salt in a stockpot over medium – high heat.

  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour over medium-low heat.

  3. Remove the chicken from the pot, and shred it. Set aside.

  4. Scoop 2 cups of vegetables from the soup and place in a blender with 1/4 cup of the

    broth. Puree the vegetables for 15 seconds and then incorporate back into the soup.

  5. Add the chicken and spinach to the pot and simmer for 10 minutes, until the

    spinach is slightly wilted.

  6. Serve hot, garnished with sliced avocado and fresh cilantro.