This Chicken Fajita Soup is one of my family’s favorites! It is hearty, and warm and pretty healthy and perfect for those cold winter days! It has been my go-to soup lately because it is so simple to make – and I love the flavor!! My husband loves it because he says “it’s all the goodness of fajitas without all the mess!” Please cook it up for your family – If they like fajitas then I know they will love it!!
Chicken Fajita Soup
1 large chicken breast shredded
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 small yellow onion
1 tsp. olive oil
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
2-3 cups water
1/8 cup fresh cilantro
Optional: avocado, pepper jack cheese, fresh limes and/or chips
Dice up all your peppers and onion and throw them in a pan to sauté. Once they are sizzling and soft, dump them into a medium-to-large pot. Over medium heat add your chicken broth, tomatoes and a cup of water to your peppers. Once the soup is boiling add in your cilantro and chicken. Depending on how thick or thin you want your soup – add the rest of your water. Using a ladle, scoop this deliciousness into bowls and top with avocado, pepper jack cheese, fresh limes and/or chips. Every time I make it we use all the garnishes. I just feel like it adds so much to the soup!
I like my soup to be more hearty so I don’t add a lot of water – if you like your soup more brothy – add more water and/or chicken broth. You may have to gauge it a bit differently depending on how large the peppers you used are.
I also like a little bit of “spice” so I totally haul out the seeds of the jalapeno and dice it up super small. If you like it more spicy, keep a few seeds in.
This is such a simple recipe to alter for more people.
Simply throw in an extra pepper and can of tomatoes with a chicken breast and you are good to go!!