Can't find poblanos for this Mexican chicken soup recipe? Anaheim peppers pack a similar mild heat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a large pot heat oil over medium- high heat. Using tongs, carefully place tomatoes, cut sides down, in pot in a single layer. Cook without stirring 5 minutes or until well-browned. Add poblano quarters, onion, garlic, oregano, and 1/2 tsp. salt; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.

  • Add chicken and broth to pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until chicken is done (175°F). Remove chicken; set aside.

  • Strain broth, pressing tomatoes and chile with a spoon; discard solids. Pull meat apart; discard bones. Return chicken and broth to pot; heat through. Serve soup over tortilla chips with toppings.


Because hot chile peppers, such as poblanos, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; 11 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 762 mg sodium. 937 mg potassium; 26 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 22 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1815 IU vitamin a; 119 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 56 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 129 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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Rating: 5 stars
I can't express how happy I am that I tried this recipe. It is simple, delicious, and has quickly become one of my favorites. I make it every other week.