Southwestern Lemon Chicken Soup with Chilies
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
11 ingredients
6 servings
One of my favorite tricks for getting a meal on the table quickly and easily is using a deli-roasted chicken. To really enhance the flavor of this soup, sprinkle with chopped cilantro leaves before serving. If you want to add some more heat, sprinkle in crushed red pepper while it is simmering.

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  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb thin-skinned potato, scrubbed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon, rind of (yellow part only)
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 anaheim chilies, stemmed,seeded and chopped (about 3 oz)
  • 1 roasted chicken
  • 2 cups frozen white corn
  • fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)


Serving Size (359.35 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 450.0 Calories from Fat 133.56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.84g 137.0%
Saturated Fat 4.09g 122.73%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 211.36mg 422.73%
Sodium 809.92mg 202.48%
Total Carbohydrate 7.7g 15.4%
Dietary Fiber 0.95 g 22.91%
Sugars 0.45 g %
Protein 71.51g 858.1%
Vitamin A 105.4IU% Vitamin C 8.8mg%
Calcium 37.27mg% Iron 3.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
diced tomatoes, crumbled dried tarragon, anaheim chilies, roasted chicken, frozen white corn, fresh cilantro leaves