Creamy Green Chile Soup

My husband isn’t always a big soup fan and was complaining just a teensy weensy bit when he realized we were having soup for dinner. I think it was at around the third bite when he said, “Wow, this is really good.”


2 tablespoons butter
1/2 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large ribs celery, diced
1-7 oz. can whole fire roasted green chiles, drained & diced
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt & pepper, to taste
2 large carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 cup frozen sweet corn
2 cups diced, roasted chicken {optional}
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup all purpose flour {optional}
grated cheddar cheese (garnish)
chopped cilantro (garnish)
broken tortilla chips (garnish)

Heat large pot over medium heat. Melt butter and saute onions and celery until onions are translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and green chiles and saute 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to boil. Cover pot with well fitting lid and reduce to simmer. Simmer soup 10-15 minutes and then remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree soup and return to heat. Stir in carrots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in corn and chicken.

Place flour into small bowl and slowly whisk in cream to prevent lumps. {If there seems to be lumps, you can always pour it through a strainer first!} Pour this mixture into hot soup and cook until it thickens slightly. Taste and readjust seasonings adding more salt and pepper, if needed.

Serve hot with any desired toppings.

We had this with some fresh pineapple.

Did I change anything? No, but I was thinking the next time I make this that I could add some lentils instead of chicken. The lentils would thicken it up a little more and add protein.

What did the family think? The boys didn’t eat this, but hubby and I did and we REALLY liked it.

Where did this recipe come from? Lauren’s Latest

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