Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Chicken Soup with Lime and Cilantro

My sweet friend, Caroline, gave me a cookbook called "For the Love of Soup" for my birthday because she knows how much I love soup. I finally got a chance to read through it tonight and this recipe caught my eye. With the temperatures dropping dramatically this week, this one is going on this week's dinner menu.

Chicken Soup with Lime and Cilantro

1 tbsp olive oil or safflower oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp chili powder
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces, diced
4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
small bunch fresh cilantro sprigs, tied together with kitchen string
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Add chili powder and chicken and saute for 2 minutes longer.

Add stock, tomatoes, corn, lime juice, and cilantro sprigs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard cilantro sprigs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve garnished with fresh cilantro.