Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mexican Leftover Soup

This is a great soup if you have some random leftovers hanging out in your fridge.

I made turkey stock out of my turkey carcass at Thanksgiving and froze it. I had some of that and some leftover salsa.

If you've never made stock from a chicken or turkey carcass, it is so easy and inexpensive. It is definitely worth trying.

I am seasoning with some garlic powder, ancho chili pepper and cumin.

This is perfect if you have some extra rotisserie chicken or any cooked poultry. I have some in a can, I don't even remember buying it, but thats ok its going in the soup! I am also adding some green onion and lime at the end.

Get your broth or stock going with the seasonings and bring it to a boil.

Add in the chicken and some of the salsa and drop it down to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes to heat the chicken and further incorporate the flavors. It is that simple!

I am going to sprinkle some tortilla chips on mine too, but you can leave these out to keep it low fat.

When you are ready, turn off the heat and lets serve it up.

I sprinkled the green onion on the top and garnished with some lime. You could vary this a million different ways based on your palate and what you've got on hand.


  1. I love soup like this: just grab whatever you have left over and start creating! The best soups start out that way.

  2. perfect timing - it's snowing in LA... mmm soup weather

  3. Now that is pretty damn inventive. Did you come up with that one on your own? I am thinking B would love it!