One-Pot Wonders

Susan Miglore's One-Pot Chicken Chile Soup

January  1, 2019
4 Stars
Photo by Ty Mecham
Author Notes

As my mom writes, "For Christmas Eve, we always invite friends over and have a soup buffet with Chicken Chile, Oyster Stew, and Minestrone—something for everyone!" To read the full story, head here.
Kristen Miglore

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken (or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup rice, uncooked
  • 5 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 to 2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles
  • 4 to 5 fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped
  • Chopped green onion (for garnish)
  • Tortilla chips (for garnish)
  • Grated cheddar cheese (for garnish)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place chicken, water, salt and pepper to taste, onion, and cumin in a 4-quart pot and simmer for one hour.
  2. Remove chicken from pot, saving broth.
  3. If using a whole chicken, debone and remove skin.
  4. Chop or dice chicken in bite-size pieces.
  5. Return chicken to pot and add rice, corn, green chiles and tomatoes.
  6. Let simmer until heated through and rice is cooked.
  7. Serve in soup bowls over tortilla chips and topped with grated cheddar cheese and chopped green onions.

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I'm an ex-economist, lifelong-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007, before returning to the land of Dutch Crunch bread and tri-tip barbecues in 2020. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."

3 Reviews

[email protected] January 14, 2019
Assume the pot should be covered when simmering, but it would have been nice to have clear instructions on this. Am I correct?
 
Mamasays January 12, 2019
Simple and good. Had all the ingredients in the fridge or pantry so very convenient. I used chicken broth and added some coriander and garlic. Next time I’m going to try fire roasted tomatoes and/or roasted corn from Trader Joe’s. Served with warm tortillas
 
Megan January 6, 2019
Simple and comforting! The whole chicken was a bit cumbersome for a weeknight so next time I'll try it with breasts. We added cilantro and tapatio in addition to the green onions and cheese. Very good!