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Old 10-09-2016, 01:28 PM   #1
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Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup

Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup

2 tbsp. oil or melted butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped small
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup poblano chiles, chopped
1/2 cup tomatillos, husked, rinsed and chopped (or use another 1/2 cup poblanos)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. masa harina
4 cups chicken stock
1 25-oz. can hominy with liquid
1/2 cup half and half
3 cups chicken, cooked and cubed
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup baby spinach, chopped

Heat oil or butter in large saucepan. Add onion, carrot, celery and bell pepper, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper and sauté for a few minutes. Add garlic and stir till fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatillos, poblanos and bell pepper, along with chili powder and cumin.

Add flour and masa harina; cook and stir for a couple minutes, till it looks sticky. Add chicken stock, hominy with liquid and another pinch of salt; stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir chicken, half and half and spinach into soup. Cook till warmed through, about 10 minutes.

Taste and adjust seasoning. Stir in cilantro and serve.

Servings: 8
17 carbs/serving based on a 10-oz. serving.

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GG! That looks delicious! C&P to my file.
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Oh all my favorite flavors! C&P. Thanks, GG!
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Thanks so much for writing this up GG. It has all the ingredients I adore. Thanks especially for including the carb count also.
Copied and Pasted, to be used soon!
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:48 PM   #5
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PS One question GG... do you process the poblano chiles just like the bell pepper?
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PS One question GG... do you process the poblano chiles just like the bell pepper?
Oops, I should have included that. Poblanos can be roasted, peeled and diced, or just diced. I tried them raw in a salad to see if the skin texture was objectionable and it was not.

If using Anaheim/Fresno/Hatch chiles, though, they should definitely be roasted and peeled first. The skins on those are tough and inedible.
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I have everything I need already for next week's meals. I will make this next week end. I love poblanos and tomatillos. I can taste the soup already in my mind's taste buds. The added spinach, half and half, and hominy make it even more healthful and filling. I may cheat and use heavy cream in place of the half in half.
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Thanks for the added info GG.

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I have everything I need already for next week's meals. I will make this next week end. I love poblanos and tomatillos. I can taste the soup already in my mind's taste buds. The added spinach, half and half, and hominy make it even more healthful and filling. I may cheat and use heavy cream in place of the half in half.
I'll be doing the same Liz..I like the shelf stable heavy cream from TJ's in a carton, and it's surprisingly lower in carbs than light cream.
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I don't care about carbs. I'm looking for the richness that fat adds.
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Use whatever kind of dairy you like I generally use half and half because DH uses it in his coffee, so we always have it on hand.
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I use it in my coffee as well. I will use heavy cream for this. Look at the ingredients. The only thing it lacks is fat.

We so thing that fat is the enemy these days. I don't get it. Fat is what makes things taste good.
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I don't care about carbs. I'm looking for the richness that fat adds.
Yep, fat is flavor to be sure. Hmm, just thought I'd bring up the carb thing for those who may be interested.
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I use it in my coffee as well. I will use heavy cream for this. Look at the ingredients. The only thing it lacks is fat.

We so thing that fat is the enemy these days. I don't get it. Fat is what makes things taste good.
It does not lack fat - the very first ingredient is fat. There's the right amount of fat to sauté the veggies, bloom the spices and thicken the liquids. If you want to add more, go right ahead - like I already said.

I disagree that fat alone is what makes things taste good. There are many other components to flavor and sometimes too much fat overpowers other flavors, and in my opinion, dairy mutes other flavors. That's why I don't like tomato sauces with dairy - I can't taste the tomatoes anymore once it's added.

People can reasonably disagree on how much is enough or too much, but your opinion is not the only one that matters.

And please don't tell me what I think (don't pretend "we" isn't directed at me, since this is my recipe). I'm quite capable of thinking for myself.
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I thank you for the carb count, too! Let's me know at a glance what adjustments I may have to make to fit your recipe to my diet.

I have several packages of frozen poblanos, can use extra and puree for the thickening aspect. This sounds so good I want to make it now...but I have to clean out the fridge first. Bummer.
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Thanks for posting the recipe, GG. At first glance, though, it looks nothing like what I remember eating! I'll probably play around with your version plus a few others I've seen online, to see if I can match what my memory is of the soup I had. I know for sure the bowl I ate had no green peppers (trust me, I can taste one Tbsp in a dish for hours and hours and...*burp*) or spinach, nor hominy or cumin (that one gives me indigestion). Still, at least you created a recipe that you like from me mentioning that I had chicken poblano soup, so we're good, right?
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We're great! DH and I enjoyed it and several other people like the idea, so yay

I definitely expanded on the ones I found online. I had a half a green pepper that needed to be used, so in it went. I wanted to make it more hearty so it would be a one-pot meal, so I added the hominy and spinach. So mix it up however you like

I forgot to mention that I topped it with crispy tortilla strips.
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Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup

2 tbsp. oil or melted butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped small
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup poblano chiles, chopped
1/2 cup tomatillos, husked, rinsed and chopped (or use another 1/2 cup poblanos)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. masa harina
4 cups chicken stock
1 25-oz. can hominy with liquid
1/2 cup half and half
3 cups chicken, cooked and cubed
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup baby spinach, chopped

Heat oil or butter in large saucepan. Add onion, carrot, celery and bell pepper, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper and sauté for a few minutes. Add garlic and stir till fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatillos, poblanos and bell pepper, along with chili powder and cumin.

Add flour and masa harina; cook and stir for a couple minutes, till it looks sticky. Add chicken stock, hominy with liquid and another pinch of salt; stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir chicken, half and half and spinach into soup. Cook till warmed through, about 10 minutes.

Taste and adjust seasoning. Stir in cilantro and serve.

Servings: 8
17 carbs/serving based on a 10-oz. serving.

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Perfect! I have 2 pablanos left from what I bought to make chili yesterday.
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Perfect! I have 2 pablanos left from what I bought to make chili yesterday.
Kewl Hope you and Karen enjoy it
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It does not lack fat - the very first ingredient is fat. There's the right amount of fat to sauté the veggies, bloom the spices and thicken the liquids. If you want to add more, go right ahead - like I already said.

I disagree that fat alone is what makes things taste good. There are many other components to flavor and sometimes too much fat overpowers other flavors, and in my opinion, dairy mutes other flavors. That's why I don't like tomato sauces with dairy - I can't taste the tomatoes anymore once it's added.

People can reasonably disagree on how much is enough or too much, but your opinion is not the only one that matters.

And please don't tell me what I think (don't pretend "we" isn't directed at me, since this is my recipe). I'm quite capable of thinking for myself.
I had no intention to offend.
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I don't think you offended anyone, Liz.
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Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup [B]Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup[/B] 2 tbsp. oil or melted butter 1 medium yellow onion, chopped small 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup poblano chiles, chopped 1/2 cup tomatillos, husked, rinsed and chopped (or use another 1/2 cup poblanos) 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. masa harina 4 cups chicken stock 1 25-oz. can hominy with liquid 1/2 cup half and half 3 cups chicken, cooked and cubed 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1 cup baby spinach, chopped Heat oil or butter in large saucepan. Add onion, carrot, celery and bell pepper, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper and sauté for a few minutes. Add garlic and stir till fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatillos, poblanos and bell pepper, along with chili powder and cumin. Add flour and masa harina; cook and stir for a couple minutes, till it looks sticky. Add chicken stock, hominy with liquid and another pinch of salt; stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir chicken, half and half and spinach into soup. Cook till warmed through, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Stir in cilantro and serve. Servings: 8 17 carbs/serving based on a 10-oz. serving. [ATTACH]25508[/ATTACH] 3 stars 1 reviews
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