Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Here's a superhot variation on old-fashioned chicken soup. The amount of capsaicin in this recipe is sure to cure any cold! For a leaner less chile (capsaicin is fat soluable but water insoluable) soup, chill it in the freezer until the fat congeals on top and lift off.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make the stock, combine all of the ingredients in a large saucepan, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil and boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the chicken begins to fall off the bones, about 50 minutes. Allow the chicken to cool in the stock.
  2. Remove the chicken from the stock and discard the skin and bones. Using two forks, shred the meat and set aside. (You should have about 2 cups.) Strain the stock to remove any solids, and add water, if necessary, to equal 4 cups.
  3. To make the soup, place the 4 cups spiced stock in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the green onions, bell pepper, and sherry. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  4. To serve, divide the shredded chicken evenly among 6 to 8 bowls. Ladle the soup into the bowls and garnish with the herbs.

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