Jalapeno, Green Chili Chicken Soup

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I made Zest Jalapeno Chicken for dinner. There were leftovers of about 2 cups of chicken and about 1 1/4 cup of Brussel Sprouts with some pan juices. I put my leftovers in a gallon size sealable plastic bag. I was trying to figure out what to make with the leftover chicken. The day was gray and cold. So I thought why not make a soup out of it. Soup sounded yummy and could sit and cook on the stove for a couple of hours. I chopped up the chicken and then finely diced the Brussel Sprouts. I added a small can of mild green chilies.

This soup is a mild spice. The heat from the green chilies, powdered jalapeno, and chipotle are mild and go well with the lime juice and vegetables. My son who doesn’t care for Brussel Sprouts really loved this soup and liked the flavors.

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2 cup leftover Chopped Zesty Jalapeno Chicken

4 oz can mild green chilies

1/4 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1/2 cup chopped onions

8 cups water

1 cup chicken broth

3 teaspoons fresh lime juice

3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

3/8 teaspoon powdered jalapeno spice

1/8 teaspoon chipotle

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 cloves minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon monk fruit sugar

1/4 teaspoon maple syrup

1 1/4 cup leftover finely chopped Brussel sprouts from (Zesty Jalapeno Chicken) or fresh chopped


Make sure leftover Brussel Sprouts are finely chopped. Add all the ingredients in order in a soup pot. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 – 2 hours for the flavors to meld. Reduce heat to low and serve.

*If liquid gets reduced too much add up to 2 cups of water the flavor will still be there.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 5.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g 6 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 43 mg 14 %
Sodium 385 mg 16 %
Potassium 343 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 9 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 16 g 32 %
Vitamin A 91 %
Vitamin C 86 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 12 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jalapeno is my kids favorite pepper but it takes a lot of patience to grow them here in Delhi. Good one this, will try 🙂

    1. Perhaps you could order Jalapeno flakes and then place them in a grinder and make a powder out of them. You are always so kind. Thanks so much for dropping by my friend. Let me know if you make it and what you think of it. Have a wonderful day/night!

      1. Thanx. Sure, will do. Actually, the pleasure of harvesting and preparing direct is unmatched. Have a great day !

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