Savory Mexican Chicken Soup


Embark on a flavorful journey with Savory Mexican Chicken Soup! This comforting and hearty soup is packed with tender chicken, vegetables, and traditional Mexican spices. It's the perfect remedy for a cold day or when you crave a warm, nourishing meal with a touch of zesty flair.

Savory Mexican Chicken Soup

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 250 ml)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 400mg


  • Chicken Breast, cooked and shredded: 450g (1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Olive Oil: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
  • Onion, diced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Garlic, minced: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Carrots, diced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Celery, diced: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
  • Canned Tomatoes, diced: 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • Chicken Broth: 1.5 liters (50 oz / 3.3 lb)
  • Black Beans, drained and rinsed: 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • Corn, frozen or canned: 150g (5.3 oz / 0.33 lb)
  • Ground Cumin: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Chili Powder: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: For garnish
  • Lime Wedges: For serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté vegetables: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, sautéing until softened.
  2. Add tomatoes and spices: Stir in the diced tomatoes, cumin, and chili powder. Cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add broth and chicken: Pour in the chicken broth and add the shredded chicken. Bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer: Reduce heat and add black beans and corn. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Season: Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use homemade chicken broth for added flavor.
  • For a spicier soup, add a diced jalapeño with the vegetables.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or avocado slices for extra texture and richness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of bean?

Yes, pinto or kidney beans are great alternatives.

How can I make this soup vegetarian?

Skip the chicken and use vegetable broth instead.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, it freezes well. Thaw and reheat before serving.