Thursday, November 27, 2008

Barefoot Bloggers: Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

For our final Barefoot Bloggers recipe for November, Judy of Judy's Gross Eats chose Mexican Chicken Soup. This seems to be another take on Tortilla Soup. I love mexican food but I've never been fond of the tortilla soup. The flavors are a little too...intense for me.

I went ahead and made half of a batch of the soup. Unfortunately, when I turned it down to simmer, I turned it down too much and it didn't. The carrots weren't completely cooked through so I had to turn it up and simmer longer. The flavors were exactly like a Tortilla soup. It was okay but definitely not my favorite. I also think this would be better with a rotisserie chicken rather than shredded chicken breasts. Perhaps it was just my chicken but it seemed blah. Rotisserie chickens always seem to have deeper flavors. I dressed my soup with just a dollop of sour cream. I'm sure it would have been better with fresh avocado and cheese (what isn't?!).

So this is another no go for me Barefoot Bloggers wise. Oh well. Maybe next month!

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To get this recipe, you can find it on Food


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Suzie said...

Sorry you didn't enjoy it more - we really liked it.

Debinhawaii said...

Sorry it wasn't a fave-- I enjoyed it and would make it again with some modifications. Rotisserie chicken would be a quick and flavorful addition I think.

Rebecca said...

The rotisserie chicken is a good idea, but I'm with you, looking forward to finding out next month's picks.

Erik said...

I agree with you about the rotisserie chicken; it always does seem to have so much more flavor.
The other thing I wonder about is why it is cheaper than a raw chicken? A chicken costs about 9 or 10 dollars, and the rotisserie chicken goes for 6.99 sometimes. You would think it would cost more to process, and would have a shorter shelf life.
Go figure.

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