Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup
This jalapeno popper chicken soup is delicious and great for cold days. It has a very nice creamy texture. It is a perfect meal to warm your body in winter. There is nothing better than a hot bowl of chicken soup in the cold and windy days.
To make this soup, we are going to use chicken thighs, chicken broth, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos as the main ingredients. The amount of jalapeno is up to your liking and how spicy you can handle.
If you are a soup lover, you will want to make this particular recipe again and again because it’s really that good.
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Preheated oven to 370F. Season chicken with garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper then bake it in the oven for around 30 minutes.
Make sure you let the chicken skin brown and crispy. You might need to broil in the last 5 minutes to get the skin crispy.
Meanwhile, place the bacon strips flat on the baking paper, leaving space so they don’t overlap and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 370 oven until it’s crispy. You can bake bacon in a different shelf of the same oven you are baking chicken if there’s space. If not, just fry the bacon in a hot pan. Remove and reserve the oil. Reserve the remaining fat from the tray. You will use it.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove from oven. Allow it to cool and separate the skin and bone carefully. Reserve the remaining skin for decoration in the final step. It’s so crispy and crunchy, you’ll love it! Cut the chicken meat into medium pieces. Reserve the bone to make the soup. This is to add a little extra flavor into the soup (optional).
To make the soup, add bacon fat in a soup pot with onion until the onion releases an amazing smell. Add diced jalapeno peppers in with bone broth and chicken bone (optional). Cooking for 15 minutes then remove the bone. You need to make sure all bones are removed.
In the soup pot, add chicken meat, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, onion & garlic powder and chili pepper in and cook for 1-2 more minutes. You might add some water in if needed. Make sure you stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn at the bottom. When the cheese is dissolved remove from the heat and add chopped cilantro and chives in.
Serve with crispy bacon bits on top and crispy chicken skin on the side. If you love the spicy and fresh taste of jalapenos, add a few thin slices on top too!
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