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I am not normally a soup eater, but this was very hearty and had a great taste. I made exactly as the recipe directs, although I'm sure I added more chicken. The soup has plenty of character and robust flavor on its own; the cilantro-chile sour cream gives it a richness and extra zip that everyone enjoyed. This will definately be made over and over in our house. Thanks for posting.

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Mark H. February 10, 2003

Just wonderful! I added extra garlic & rice to the soup and tripled the amount of cilantro to the cream sauce. (Just a personal preferance, though) Very simple to prepare and it did not take forever to make, which is nice. This is a keeper. Just terrific! Cheers!

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Kerr(ie)bear March 01, 2004

This was a delicious and hearty soup that warms the soul on a cold winter night. The cilantro cream adds just the right richness, without making the soup too heavy. I garnished with avocado slices, which were a nice contrast. Thank you for sharing this great recipe that will go in my keeper file for sure, MEP.

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moxie February 13, 2004

I was looking for a recipe to use some leftover turkey and cilantro I had. This was PERFECT!! I added about a cup more meat and skipped the rice. It was fantastic! My boyfriend loved it and even wants to try cooking it himself!! The cream sauce adds a great flavor burst to the entire dish! Easy, and delicious! Can't beat that!

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rtwest_66 November 28, 2010

Fantastic! We really enjoyed this soup. Very easy to make. Made a double batch and used one jar of hot habanero salsa and one jar of medium salsa. Used left over rice, so put it in at the same time as the chicken. Served with corn chips. Thanks for the recipe!

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Arctic Mama January 27, 2010

This was better than I expected, & 4 non soup lovers really enjoyed it. I added upped the amount of rice & made it a little less "soupy." Oh & some fried corn tortilla- yum.

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Shannon Renee November 02, 2009

This is one tasty soup! So fast and easy, too. The cilantro-chile cream is a wonderful addition, although it would look much better if it were pureed instead of just mixed together. Our leftovers soaked up all the liquid and turned into what was more like a casserole, but it was still delicious! A definite make-again. Thanks for posting!

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hepcat1 February 17, 2009

I loved the flavor combinations in this soup; some of my favorites. I was pressed for time for this dinner, so I used 2 10 oz cans of chicken (Valley Fresh is the brand, I think), so it was ready in no time. Once the chicken gets swirling around in the rest of the yummy goodness, you can't tell it's canned chicken. I even made the cilantro chile cream; wasn't sure I'd like that part, but it was great. I happen to adore black beans, so I used a corn and black bean salsa in this. I will most definitely make this again. Thanks! :)

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Kay D. November 04, 2008

Delicious! Nice brothy soup, almost like a chicken tortilla. Next time I'd only use 1 can of green chiles though.

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BerrySweet September 09, 2008

Simply delicious! Made this as a quick dinner. Hubby loves it even though he doesn't like black beans. Just the right amount of heat. I'll be making this again.

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marcynorm April 20, 2008
Mexican Chicken Soup With Cilantro-Chile Cream