Light, flavorful, clean, and has a kick! The only four words you need to describe this soup. This soup has become a weekend favorite for me. I love making a big batch on Saturday mornings to have for lunch, and then dipping back in for the rest of my weekend meals as well! It is so easy to put together and has all clean ingredients.
What you will need: For the base of the soup
- 2 boxes of chicken broth/stock (pick whichever you like! I go back and forth depending on what is in my pantry or what I pick up at the store)
- 4 carrots
- 4 sticks of celery
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 can of corn
- Chicken (easiest to buy rotisserie chicken from your local market)
- Tomatillo salsa
- Salt/Pepper/Garlic Powder/Onion Powder
What you will need: To top it off
- Shredded Cheese
What to do:
In a large pot, drizzle some very light olive oil and minced garlic over medium heat. Dice up your carrots, celery, and onions to make your mirepoix. This will serve as the base of your soup. Add these three ingredients to the olive oil and garlic and cook for about 3/4 minutes until they are tender but still slightly crisp. Season them with onion and garlic powder for extra flavor.
Pour in your chicken broth/stock and let simmer for about 15/20 minutes.
While simmering, shred your chicken. Like I mentioned above, it is easiest to just buy a cooked rotisserie chicken from your market/deli. Bonus points if you can find a lemon flavored rotisserie chicken, it adds more flavor!
Add in your shredded chicken and corn and turn down the heat so it cooks at a low simmer. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for 15 minutes.
Right before serving, add in your tomatillo salsa. You can make your own tomatillo salsa or just buy it remade at the market. My favorite and the one I use is from Trader Joe’s (so good). I added in about 1 heaping cup of the salsa, but you can add as much or as little as you would like. Mix together.
Serve immediately after pouring in the salsa. Top your bowl with sliced avocado, shredded cheese (if you want to indulge a little bit), and squeeze some fresh lime juice in! The lime at the very end is what makes it for me. Add some additional salt and pepper if you wish, and enjoy!