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8 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Creamy Adobo Chicken Soup

Just a touch of cream makes this a luscious meal with bread and a salad.



  1. Remove 3-4 chiles and 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Finely chop chile; set chile and sauce aside separately.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven; brown the chicken pieces in batches (quartered chicken approx 3 lbs) and set aside.
  3. Add onions, garlic and the red, green and jalapenos peppers and sauté until vegetables are soft and begin to brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, chipotle peppers, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, paprika, Stir to combine, then add chicken broth (or you can substitute water). Return all chicken pieces in the pot.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer; cover with lid slightly askew and cook for approximately 30 minutes more or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat.
  6. Remove chicken from pot, pull meat from the bones and shred; return shredded chicken meat to the pot, discarding skin and bones. (Soup can be cooled and refrigerated at this point. Excess fat will congeal on top and can be removed before reheating.)
  7. Add canned hominy and corn and return to a simmer for 5 – 10 minutes. (Note you can also add a can of yellow potatoes if you want this to be more “chowder” like). Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add cream (this can be omitted if you want a lower calorie count) and allow to warm for 5 additional minutes. Serve with crusty bread.
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Rated 3 due to the hominy - leave out the hominy, and it would be a 5, especally if made with bone broth.
28 Dec 11 by member: beakerwill


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Nutrition summary:

There are 458 calories in 1 serving of Creamy Adobo Chicken Soup.
Calorie break-down: 39% fat, 21% carbs, 40% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 179
Calories 458
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 19.93g 31%
  Saturated Fat 6.134g 31%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 4.281g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 7.528g  
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1632mg 68%
Potassium 720mg  
Total Carbohydrate 24.2g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
  Sugars 5.65g  
Protein 45.77g  
Vitamin A 227% Vitamin C 877%
Calcium 68% Iron 146%
of RDI*
(458 calories)
23% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (21%)
Fat (39%)
Protein (40%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories