It’s that time of year when those pesky cold germs are everywhere and with the holidays right around the corner none of us have time to be sick.
Get your soup pots ready and join me in my quest to stay healthy during fall and winter with Molé Mama’s nine-pepper chicken soup. You might be thinking that nine peppers seem a little excessive, but I wouldn’t recommend messing with a winning remedy. My mother told amazing stories of defeating the common cold with our families chicken soup. And to the best of my knowledge my mother’s accounts of our family’s chicken soup’s heroism against the common cold were all true.
This soup has some serious kick, three different types of peppers, onions, garlic, chicken, celery, fresh lime juice, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, rice, cilantro and avocados. I bet some of you have your cold season family remedies and I bet they work too.
Well for me I believe in the nine pepper chicken soup and that might be the secret that makes it really work and that’s more than ok for me!
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken cubed
1 large yellow onion finely chopped
6 – 8 cloves fresh garlic minced
6 stalks of celery finely chopped
4 Jalapenos peppers finely chopped
4 Serrano peppers finely chopped
1 Pasilla pepper finally chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
3 large carrots chopped
3 zucchini chopped
9 cups of water
2 Knorr chicken cubes
½ c. long grain rice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 head of cilantro finely chopped
1 – 2 avocados chopped
1. Sauté chicken, onions, garlic, celery, 9 peppers for about 25 minutes
2. Add tomato sauce, Knorr chicken cubes, salt, pepper, water and bring to a boil
3. Turn heat down and simmer, add rice, carrots, zucchini, and lime juice and cook for another 25 minutes until rice is cooked
4. Place serving in bowl and garnish with cilantro and avocados
Stay healthy, big hugs,