To much of my surprise, it snowed in Dallas yesterday! SO EXCITING! Freezing cold days call for a big pot of hot soup. So, this recipe for smoky chipotle lime chicken soup + kale & white beans was born!
I got some disappointing news at my doctor’s office yesterday. I have a HUGE cyst on my left ovary left over from last month’s cycle. Apparently, one of the follicles that we stimulated with all those fun meds didn’t ovulate. Instead it kept growing, and growing… My doc canceled my medicated cycle this month. 🙁 I most likely will be going back to work this year to save 20k for IVF. But in the mean time we will wait this out and try one more IUI before IVF.
Next week, I meet with my Reproductive Endocrinologist to discuss our plan moving forward. Thankfully the snowfall came just in time to cheer me up. 🙂
As for this soup, it’s like a fiesta in your mouth. Tangy lime compliments the smokiness from the chipotle peppers. I like to add a little extra kick to mine with the addition of some adobo sauce. Superman isn’t a fan of spicy food, so I hold back from adding too much heat. Just a little kick to add depth to all the other flavors. Smoked paprika, coriander and cumin season the broth perfectly. This chipotle lime chicken soup recipe has plenty of veggies in it to make it hearty. Celery, onions, red peppers, kale, cannellini beans all party together in a big pot simmering away until the chicken falls apart. Top the soup with fresh parsley, cilantro, diced avocado and/or chopped fresh tomatoes for additional yumminess.
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The idea for this recipe came from a combination of these two recipes: Chipotle Lime Soup with Shredded Chicken & Spicy Lime Jalapeño Chicken Soup. Now, a completely different recipe, I still like to give credit to those that inspire me. This recipe makes a HUGE pot of soup. I use my 15 quart dutch oven to make it, but it should fill a 6 quart perfectly.