Killer Chicken Soup


It was raining the other day, so perfect conditions for a nice warm soup. I have a chicken zucchini basil soup recipe I like but I felt like something a little spicier. So I changed a few things around and came up with my Killer Chicken Soup.

killer chicken soup

recipe serves 4


1 lb. boneless skinless chicken.

2 zucchini – sliced into 1/4″ thick rounds.

1 yellow Italian squash – cut into 1/4″thick rounds.

1 large Green Anaheim Chili Pepper.

1 Qt. ready made low sodium chicken stock.

1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes plus can of water.

1 bay leaf.

1 Tbsp salsa.

1/2 tsp cumin.

1/2 tsp minced garlic.

shredded white cheese.


In large pot cover chicken with water, add bay leaf, dash of salt and pepper and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low boil for 10 minutes.

Over an open flame if possible, or hot burner if not, use cooking tongs to carefully toast the Anaheim Chili Pepper so as to get it blackened in sections. Move pepper to cutting board and chop it and add it to bowl of zucchini, squash, and garlic.


Remove chicken and place on cutting board. Slice chicken into large bite size pieces.

Pour half of water out of pot. Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, garlic, cumin, salsa, fresh vegetables, and bring to boil.

Add chicken pieces and cook at low boil to vegetables soften. As it cooks add water as necessary.

Place generous servings of chicken soup in bowls, top with shredded cheese and enjoy!


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Good Eating and Table Talk,






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