By HEP MEP on January 10, 2003
Photo by Kumquat the Cat's friend
Photo by Kumquat the Cat's friend
"I printed this off Ortega's web-site. The creator was a finalist in their 2002 cooking contest. It is REALLY good and really easy. My additions are a can of hominy (because I love it!) and shredded Monty Jack to top the soup. Great with tortilla chips!"
Serving Size: 1 (400 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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! :)"
"Delicious! Nice brothy soup, almost like a chicken tortilla. Next time I'd only use 1 can of green chiles though."
"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."
"Wow!! This is really a snap to put together & it's excellent. Thanks for a keeper!!"
"This was really good! I threw everything in the crock pot before I went to work. I came home 9 hours later and mixed up the sour cream mixture and dinner was served in no time flat. The only problem I had was the rice was still crunchy, but I'm sure that was because it was cooked in the crock pot. I used leftover turkey and some homemade chipotle salsa. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks MEP! Amy"
"I didn't care for this soup. I found it very bland. Sorry!"
"Absolutely fantastic dish!! My family loved it. I was in a hurry so used canned chicken, added hominy as well. From grocery bags to table in 45min. I also used Newnams blackbean and corn salsa, and omg...it was wonderful. The cream was eaten with chips it was so good. The only question I had was wether it should be cooked or uncooked rice. I used brown rice and it didnt completely cook. Otherwise, great, will be a definate staple on my menu!!"
"Excellent flavor and sooo easy. I was pressed for time, so I used a store bought "Broaster" chicken. After deboning the chicken and shredding the meat I found that I used half the chicken for this dish so I saved the rest for another recipe. Loved the Sour Cream recipe - we used lowfat sour cream and it was great! Thanks for this easy and tasty recipe."
"I made this the day before for a daytona race party..it never made it..LOL..it was so good we ate it for that evenings dinner..Thanks..just had to make a second one.."
"AWESOME! I followed the recipe almost exactly, using brown rice instead. I made sure I kept the lid on for at least 30 min. to insure the rice was cooked thoroughly and it was. I didn't have an extra can of green chilies for the cream so left them out & it was still yummy! Thanks!"
"I have had this recipe printed out for ages and finally got around to making it. I can't believe I waited so long. This is a really great soup. The flavor is wonderful and it's really filling. I made the recipe exactly as stated except I used more cilantro just because we love it. As others have said, don't skip the sauce. It's the finishing touch. Thanks for a great recipe MEP."
"AWESOME! I - like others - poached my chicken in the broth. Be sure to add more broth if you cook your chicken this way as some will evaporate. I used a medium hot salsa and the heat was perfect for us. For the sauce I used: 1 cup of sour cream, 2 tablespoons lime juice, the whole bunch of cilantro with the 4 oz can of chilies. I let the sauce come to room temperature so the flavors would meld well. I topped the soup with shredded jack cheese before adding the sauce. DO NOT SKIP THE SAUCE! It is (IMO) what makes this GREAT recipe a 5 star winner. Thanks for sharing MEP! I can't wait to share this with others."
"BF made this the other night, with vegetarian chicken strips from the freezer section and vegetable broth. Instead of sour cream he used Greek yogurt. He didn't have enough salsa in the house so only added about half a jar, and he added too much cilantro to the cream sauce and did not chop it finely enough (as recipe specified). He didn't add any cilantro to his portion as he doesn't like it. Therefore I thought maybe I just shouldn't submit a review at all, but then we ate the leftovers, at which point he added extra salsa and kept the cilantro out of the cream sauce entirely. So, I decided it deserved 5 stars after all:D BF was particularly fond of this recipe, so I will be making it for him again. I like hominy too, so I might try that next time."