Baja Chicken Soup

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Love this Baja Chicken Soup! It is completely simple to make. It comes together quick on a week night when I really don’t feel like cooking. Yes, I do have those days when cooking or even moving from my bed is a issue. Now and again I cook from cans. It’s one of those deals that I only keep certain canned food in the house.

Baja Chicken Soup

Summer Soup

Furthermore tomatoes, beans, and corn are alright in my book coming from a can. You won’t find much else canned in my house.  Maybe spinach for a quick side dish; the kids like it. If allowed I would add spring onions and avocado to every dish.

Fresh spring onions just have a mountain of flavor that I love. Avocado is just a fruit I grew up eating in California. It’s my nature to gravitate towards it.

What’s great about baja chicken soup is it’s perfect for spring. It’s not a heavy soup which allows it function well during the non wintry season. What spring and summer soups do you like to make?

Baja Chicken Soup

As I am writing this post the news is coming across that there is a Tornado warning at the Daytona 500. I hope everyone is safe. I remember the year we had tornado warnings at Texas Motor Speedway.

We sat in the lot waiting and listening to the scanner. In other words, the talking was about what to do in case a tornado did hit. Some of the chatter was actually pretty funny.

Baja Chicken Soup

I do have excited news. I finally got a new car. Therefore a post about the new car is in order.. The guys at the other half’s work where we got the car want me to bring them some food.

What would you bring a shop full of guys and some sales men to eat? Cupcakes maybe? Anywho, here is the recipe for the soup. Hope all of you enjoy it; I did!

Baja Chicken Soup

Baja Chicken Soup

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

A chicken soup with a spicy base with chicken, corn, black beans, and tomatoes. Topped with avocado and spring onions.


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast; baked
  • 1 small white onion; diced
  • 48 oz. chicken stock
  • 1 large anaheim pepper; ribs removes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can black beans; drained
  • 3 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can whole sweet corn; drained
  • ½ bushel of cilantro; chopped
  • 1 large avocado; sliced into moon shaped slices
  • 2 spring onions; sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 cups of water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake chicken for one hour. It will cook more in pot so if it is a bit pink it's fine.
  2. In a large pot, add in anaheim peppers, garlic and white onion with one tablespoon olive oil and cook over medium high heat. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add in chicken with cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir well. Add in chicken broth. Stir and add in corn, black beans, and fire roasted tomatoes. Stir well combining all ingredients. Add 3 to 4 cups water depending on desired broth amount. Add in cilantro but reserve some for garnish. Pour in juice of half a lime. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Slice avocados and spring onions. Salt and pepper soup to taste. Serve topped with fresh cilantro, avocados, and spring onions.


You may use rotisserie chicken in the place of baked chicken to shorten time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 862mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 11gSugar: 13gProtein: 27g

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  1. I would add avocados to everything too. This is a great soup. It’s perfect for a quick qeeknight meal. I’ve pinned for later. Thanks.

  2. This looks delicious and easy to make! I’ve been at Texas Motor Speedway several times and had to sit through bad weather….now I’m more of a fan of watching the race from the couch 🙂

  3. love this recipe – I too love avocados and yes, I don’t mind ground beef in soup. LOL. BTW I’m curious what you got for a car? I just bought a Kia Sorrento last August and I love it!

  4. This soup looks delicious! I’ve been doing a low-carb thing and this would be perfect. I feel the same way about canned foods… tomato sauce, beans, and corn are just about the only things I buy in cans! Can’t wait to make this.

    1. Valentina, check out the guacamole soup and chicken lime soup. Both are on here and very low carb. You can remove the rice from the chicken lime soup and use any replacement.