Chili-Spiced Chicken Soup with Stoplight Peppers and Avocado Relish

  • fairydragonstar Posted: 03/17/10
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    Wonderful Soup and so easy....even the relish

  • njgirl16 Posted: 03/03/10
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    This soup is fabulous! One we will definitely make again...I had fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of crushed and one can had hot green chiles in it which added some zing..love it! Did not have the queso fresco, but did not really miss it...great, great, great!

  • JaneneRenee Posted: 03/27/10
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    Soup was excellent! I found the use of black pepper as the "heat" of the soup interesting, as usually I use a chili of some kind. I also liked the topping, though I left out the avacado as we don't like it. Made me wish i did, though! Never had queso fresco before, it was wonderful - very very mild. I would make this again, definitely. Pretty simple to make too.

  • Anna82 Posted: 07/01/10
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    This soup is delicious. It is my husbands favorite! Thanks for the great recipe

  • sedutta Posted: 03/02/10
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    This is a great, hearty soup for a weeknight meal. I followed it to the letter- the relish is a must! The perfect finishing touch. The only thing I will change next time is to add some heat- some red pepper or jalapenos. It's odd that a texmex recipe doesn't have any heat. Still a great soup, though.

  • BeckiSue Posted: 02/21/10
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    Made exactly like the recipe is written. Delicious and flavorful. Will definitely make this again.

  • jenniferlolson Posted: 02/28/10
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    This was excellent and very easy to make. I made some subsitutions based on not having a couple of things, mozarella instead of queso fresco and no green onions..

  • Saecca Posted: 04/10/10
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    I would say this is more of a stoup (stew + soup) because it is so hardy. I did use just a whole pepper for each, and I used a 'steam fresh' bag of corn instead (frozen & cooks in bag). The lime juice at the end is excellent in highlighting the flavors. We had never had queso fresco, but now love it! The relish is delish! It is crazy healthy and I would make it again.

  • cellomom90 Posted: 02/16/11
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    Outstanding and then some......as a leftover, I added a handful of white raisins and will serve it over egg noodles. I did serve it over jasmine rice yesterday and it was wonderful. A great recipe for sure.

  • cookingcarri Posted: 03/16/10
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    Fantastic soup! Followed the recipe pretty much exact, although didn't measure the veggies - just used one onion, one red pepper, one green etc. Also, used spicy chili powder to give it a little kick and it was perfect! Do not skip the relish, absolutely delish! I will make this over and over, everyone in the family loved it!

  • Maryalana Posted: 01/02/11
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    This was amazing. I rinse some black beans and added them at the end. I couldn't find the queso so I added a dollop of fat free sour cream. Yummy all the way around.

  • Sherribe37 Posted: 02/22/10
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    This soup was awesome. It is one we will be having often. The directions were very easy to follow. I did make a couple small additions. I added a cup of fresh spinach , a can of black beans and a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper for extra heat. Turned out great!! We talked about next time sprinkling the top with crushed tortilla chips too.

  • DeltaDavis1913 Posted: 02/21/10
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    This filling soup is delicious and has robust flavors. Relatively easy to make though i didn't make the relish to save 60 calories and 5g fat. I mistakenly put the lime juice in before bringing to a boil and that didn't seem to change flavors which meld together beautifully. Soup is really rich in vitamins and fiber for those of you counting points, only 6.

  • AmyR4CT Posted: 04/15/10
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    Delicious recipe! I'd definitely make this again!! It's full of flavor and packed with lots of vegetable! Doesn't even taste like a "light" recipe at all! Well done!

  • Adriann198 Posted: 02/19/11
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    Replaced can tomatoes with 2 cans rotel, (20 oz. total) for some heat. SO SO SO good, will be making this again, Very easy, and even tastier the next day. The relish really made it

  • moxiemoosmom Posted: 01/22/11
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    a few things I had to sub: feta for queso fresco, fozen corn for fresh, and fire roasted DICED tomatoes in leiu of crushed. Was still excellent. I was able to prep ahead of time, too, by pre-mixing the spices and dicing the peppers, onion, and garlic. Yum yum.

  • MrnWife05 Posted: 06/18/11
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    I loved the combo of all these flavors; it was like a fajita in a bowl. My husband loved it!

  • joe1991 Posted: 07/26/11
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    The best mexican-style soup I've ever made. The only change was using a whole chicken and making my own chicken stock, doing so really ups the flavor to perfection!

  • Arilya Posted: 09/18/11
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    This soup was wonderful. I didn't end up having green onion, so I finely diced a little red onion, and could only find diced fire-roasted tomatoes, but everything else was exactly according to the recipe (with a little extra garlic). I'll definitely be making it again.

  • tnmkcee Posted: 12/19/11
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    My family loves this and I agree with other reviews - the avocado relish makes this!

  • Ziabaki Posted: 11/12/11
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    Very very good recipe. Have used it many times!

  • solara Posted: 01/11/12
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    How can one serving of this soup have 648mg cholesterol-and this is under the heading of "healthy soups"?????????

  • tykallen Posted: 02/13/12
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    Really very tasty!! I didn't use the relish. It sounds delish, but didn't have the ingredients on hand. Will have to make it next time. It was not spicy, but that was a good thing for my kiddos.

  • mennassey Posted: 03/02/12
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    I actually really loved it. When I first had seen the recipe it looked delicious. Although, when I saw how much onion was used, I was extremely hesitant. After making it, which wasn't much trouble, except for the onion tears, it was delicious. It went way too fast, I would definitely eat this again. Also, as a side note, my boyfriend and I love spiciness. So we added an additional 2 teaspoons of chili pepper, and it still was not hot enough. So if you love spice, be generous with it.

  • kloth00 Posted: 01/26/12
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    This soup is outstanding. My husband said it's one of his favorite meals I've ever cooked. I read in the other reviews that the recipe lacks some heat, so I added 1/2 diced jalepeno and about 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and the spice factor was perfect for us. I also topped it with some shredded tortilla strips when I served it which added a nice little crunch. The avocado relish was fantastic, too. Highly highly recommended!

  • JennKayJohnson Posted: 02/21/12
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    Very good, will definitely be a regular soup we eat through each season because it is that good!

  • Emmeraldas Posted: 02/03/13
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    FABULOUS soup! I don't usually like clinatro but do make the relish..it adds wonderful flavors to the soup. We added a dollop of sour cream. I also added a can of black beans. Served it with warm cornbread and somehow the whole pot evaporated before my eyes. I will be adding this to my soup list.

  • KellyJeanne Posted: 12/23/12
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    So yummy! My husband says this is the best soup he's ever had. I followed the recipe exactly, but added cayenne at the end, for a little more heat. Also served with extra limes on the side so that people could add to taste.

  • avivaleah Posted: 12/28/12
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    I can't believe everyone in my family ate this soup/stew! They even loved the avocado relish! It did take me quite a while to make it with all of the prep work, but that isn't a problem. I used very low sodium chicken broth and didn't add the extra salt to the vegetable mixture, so we each added a little to our bowls and it really brought out the flavor. I just used low sodium diced tomatoes since I didn't have any fire roasted crushed tomatoes at home. Next time I will add more chili pepper near the end of cooking since it wasn't that spicy surprisingly. Also, I think I will add about 16 ounces more of broth to make it more of a soup than a stew. The kids kept asking for more liquid.

  • Sohnsta Posted: 01/14/13
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    We loved the spice blend and the relish. What a tasty light soup!

  • maryagill Posted: 12/24/12
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    Excellent recipe! I've also made it without the chicken and my family didn't even notice! I just added a can of black beans and more corn. The relish is a 'must', as it makes the soup even more interesting and delicious! Instead of the queso, I use jack cheese which is easier to find.

  • boognish Posted: 12/22/12
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    This is a great soup. Do yourself a favor and make it.

  • bolekl Posted: 03/29/13
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    This recipe is just so delicious that it's worth the time it takes to prep it. I've added it to my repertoire and plan to make it often. Many thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • boxie612 Posted: 01/27/14
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    This is a family favorite. Best soup ever!

  • hollydmm2 Posted: 07/26/13
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    Recipe is easy and turns out absolutely delicious.

  • ESmith6 Posted: 10/21/13
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    Delicious! I made a few small changes (out of necessity) that I think enhanced the flavors. First, I used regular onion and only had a cup. I used 3 cups of sweet red, orange and yellow mini peppers, since I don't care for cooked green peppers. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes and goat cheese instead of queso fresco. I added a little heat with chopped jalapeño in the relish and Mexican chili powder in place of half the chili powder. I also served it with light sour cream. The result was creamy and it had a little goat cheese flavor. I will definitely make this again.

  • AboutThatCookin Posted: 02/01/14
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    This was pretty good. A bit spicy for my tastes, but it would be great meal to clear the sinuses if someone had a cold. I'll definitely make it again, but I may ease up on the cumin :) The garnish is the best part, absolutely delicious!

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