Chicken Tomatillo Soup



68 tomatillos (peeled and washed) or 1 16 ounce can of tomatillos
1 4 ounce can hatch chilis
1/2 4 ounce can jalapeños (or fresh)
1/4 cup cilantro
1 onion (white or yellow, or leeks I’ve done all)
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 large chicken breast
1 tsp cumin (I used cumin seed, but likely ground cumin would be better?)
4 cups chicken broth (or veggie)
4 cups spinach
1/2 cup diced yellow pepperFor garnish (all optional):
1/2 avocado
Cherry tomatoes
Sour cream
Tortilla chips


1. Peel and clean tomatillos, then roast in oven at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes (until soft with brown marks)
2. Sauté diced onions and smashed garlic in a large stock pot until transparent and fragrant, add 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
3. Add 4 cups broth to pot, bring to boil, then turn down to simmer
4. Poach chicken in broth for 15 – 20 minutes, then remove and set aside
5. Chop/prep garnishes while chicken and tomatillos are cooking
6. When tomatillos are done, let cool then blend with cilantro
7. Blend tomatillo and onion/garlic broth (chicken removed) in batches til creamy
7. Shred chicken and put back in pot with blended mixture, bring to simmer 10 minutes
8. Add spinach (chopped or baby spinach) and yellow peppers (near end, only need 5 minutes in pot to soften and wilt)

Ladle into bowl, throw on all the garnishes to your pleasure. Put in your mouth. Chew, swallow and enjoy that warm healthy heat in your tummy!!!


Keywords: chicken, soup

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