This budget friendly soup uses a whole chicken and tons of veggies for a spicy, tasty, nourishing meal in a bowl.
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 2hours30minutes
Total Time 2hours50minutes
13-4 pound whole chicken
3TBSPfresh lime juiceabout 1 lime
Put the water and chicken in a large stock pot. Heat over medium-high until the water boils. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 1 hour, until chicken is done. Carefully remove chicken and allow to cool.
Meanwhile, add onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, cilantro, and garlic to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well chopped. (Alternate: mince jalapenos and garlic, and dice onions and bell pepper)
Once the chicken has cooked, transfer the chopped veggies, the chopped potatoes, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper to cooking liquid in the stock pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes until potatoes are done.
Meanwhile, remove chicken from the bone and shred. Transfer shredded chicken to the soup once the potatoes are done. Stir in lime juice. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with optional toppings like chopped cilantro, grated cheese, and avocados. Enjoy!