Tex-Mex pulled chicken soup

Tex-Mex pulled chicken soup

A colorful fiesta Mexicana in a bowl. Festive Tex-Mex soup with pulled chicken and creamy coconut. Serve this delightful spicy soup with a classy lime wedge.

Tex-Mex pulled chicken soup

A colorful fiesta Mexicana in a bowl. Festive Tex-Mex soup with pulled chicken and creamy coconut. Serve this delightful spicy soup with a classy lime wedge.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb 325 g boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups 475 ml water or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1 yellow onion, choppedyellow onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 1¾ cups 425 ml coconut cream
  • 23 lb 300 g rutabaga, diced
  • ½ lb 225 g carrot, coarsely gratedcarrots, coarsely grated
  • water
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup 60 ml (35 g) roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp lime juice
  • fresh cilantro (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. In a pot, cook the chicken thighs in lightly salted water or chicken broth. Keep the lid on and cook for 30 minutes or until you can easily pull the meat apart with two forks. Remove the meat and save the broth.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a saucepan, add chopped onion and Tex-Mex seasoning. Stir continuously and fry until the onion gets soft and translucent. Stir in the broth and coconut cream.
  3. Add the diced rutabaga and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the coarsely grated carrots and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Mix with an immersion blender or hand blender, salt and pepper. Add more water or broth until you reach desired consistency.
  5. Top the soup with chicken, roasted pumpkin seeds, paprika powder, freshly squeezed lime juice, and fresh cilantro.

Tip!

Feel free to cook more chicken at the same time. Pulled chicken is great to keep in the refrigerator for salads, sandwiches or to top an omelet with. For this recipe, you can also use chicken or turkey leftovers.

If your fresh cilantro looks a bit tired, mix it with some avocado or olive oil and you get a lovely herb oil! Perfect to drizzle the soup with.

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8 comments

  1. Barb Barsch
    Could I just replace rutabaga with celery and not have an issue with carbs? Is that where the 19 carbs are coming from in this recipe? Thank you!
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Could I just replace rutabaga with celery and not have an issue with carbs? Is that where the 19 carbs are coming from in this recipe? Thank you!

    Most of the ingredients, like the onion, coconut cream and carrots all contribute carbs. Celery would not be a great substitute for rutabaga. You may have better luck with radishes which are lower carb and lose their spiciness when cooked.

  3. Kathleen
    Too many carbs. So disappointed. Should I even look at other recipes. 19 carbs
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Too many carbs. So disappointed. Should I even look at other recipes. 19 carbs

    This is a recipe from our moderate low carb collection. If you are looking only for very low carb recipes, you may be more interested in our keto recipe collection.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/recipes

  5. Paivi
    I am going to make this in my InstaPot!
  6. Andrea
    i tried this one and was a little scared at first, but it came together really well!!! The lime is a must! definitely add avocado and cilantro too for added flavor! delicious!!!
  7. Susan
    I love all your recipes Anne Aobadia, I am a big fan of yours. Thanks to you we enjoy all the delicious recipes. A Special thank you to you and D.D and all the other great recipes on this website. I only cook D.D recipes.
    Keep up the good work you all do. Saving lives and teaching good health and nutrition. I am member for life.
    Greetings Susan
    the Netherlands
    Reply: #8
  8. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I love all your recipes Anne Aobadia, I am a big fan of yours. Thanks to you we enjoy all the delicious recipes. A Special thank you to you and D.D and all the other great recipes on this website. I only cook D.D recipes.
    Keep up the good work you all do. Saving lives and teaching good health and nutrition. I am member for life.
    Greetings Susan
    the Netherlands

    Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you've found the recipes and Diet Doctor to be so helpful. I shared this with our team :)

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