Chili's® Inspired Southwest Chicken Soup
Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
People love Chili's® Southwest Chicken Soup, but why would you slog through the drive-through when you can make it at home? Chili's® Inspired Southwest Chicken Soup has the savory, spicy flavor of the original, loaded with chiles, tender veggies, and shredded meaty chicken. This soup is perfect for warming you up on a cold night and it’s fresher than any fast food. Chili's® Inspired Southwest Chicken Soup comes together in 35 minutes or less, so it’s essentially the home cook equivalent of fast food!
Add 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil to a large pot or Dutch oven.
Place the chicken on a cutting board and season generously with the salt.
Cook the chicken in the pot over medium heat until fully cooked, about 6-7 minutes per side.
Transfer the chicken to a plate or cutting board, and shred once cooled.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in the same pot.
Cook the garlic and onion until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the celery and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute while gradually adding the chicken stock.
Add the chipotle peppers, hominy, corn, green chiles, diced tomatoes, and shredded chicken.
Continue to cook until the soup is fully heated through.
Add the lime juice and the chopped cilantro.
Add the fried tortilla strips and cheese and serve hot.