Monday, March 7, 2011

RECIPE: Chicken Chorizo Soup

My cousin Brenda told me about this recipe.  She said they loved it and since we had some Mexican Chorizo Sausage in the freezer, I thought I'd try it too.  It was really good!  My husband (you know, "the picky one") loved it so much, he ate leftovers for lunch and supper for the next 2 days.  That's an amazing feat in itself!  If you haven't tried it, you need to.  First let me explain something about Chorizo.  There are a couple of different kinds that I know of.  There is a hard sort of sausage link, much like a pepperoni log and there's a soft, raw kind of sausage.  I used the latter for this recipe.  Here's how I made it:

Chicken Chorizo Soup (adapted from Rachael Ray)
8 oz Mexican chorizo sausage, raw kind
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
14-15 oz can pinto beans 
4 cups chicken stock
1 precooked chicken breast, diced
1 large potato, diced
2 tsp Tabasco sauce
salt and pepper
queso fresco (optional)
fresh cilantro (optional)
diced avocado (optional)

Preheat medium soup pot over medium-high heat.  Add chorizo and cook for about 8-10 minutes until the oil comes out of the sausage.  Add onions, pepper and garlic and saute for another 5 minutes.  Add the fire-roasted tomatoes, pinto beans, chicken stock, chicken breast to the pot and bring to a boil.  Add the diced potatoes and Tabasco and cook another 15-20 minutes. 
Ladle up a serving and top with queso fresco, cilantro and avocado and enjoy!

8 - 1 cup servings

Calories: 333, total fat: 11 gr, carbs:  43.8 gr, fiber:  6 gr, protein:  16.5 gr

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Susie said...

Great recipe!

Tina(PinayInTexas) said...

Saw this at Hearth & Soul Hop! Looks so appetizing! Tnx for sharing!

live4evermom said...

Now that I found your blog I'll have to try some of these recipes. Looks yummy. I love anything with cilantro.


Butterpoweredbike said...

Oh yum, that just looks so delicious. I love any recipe that pairs sausage with another meat, and the way it amps up the flavor. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

christi said...

my husband would go nuts over this recipe! thank you for sharing!

Brittany @ Real Sustenance said...

Candi- This looks wonderful. The Fresh avocado takes it over the top for me!

Wanted to invite you to share this wonderful recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! (this recipe is quite theme fitting)

Happy Sunday!

Kristin said...

m'mm! i love chorizo! this soup sounds incredible!

i'm hosting a blog hop called mangia mondays & i would love you to share this and any other recipe you may have!


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