Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe (Chili’s Copycat)

Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe (Chili’s Copycat)

How To Make Southwest Chicken Soup (Chili’s Copycat)

The mix of tangy, warm, and savory flavors brings this copycat Chili’s Southwest chicken soup to a new level using chicken breast, stock, and green chilies.

Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbchicken breast,boneless and skinless
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 1cupwhite onion,chopped
  • ½cupcelery,chopped
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1tbsptomato paste
  • 4cupschicken stock
  • 1tspchipotle peppers,in adobo sauce, add more if desired
  • 1cupwhite hominy
  • 4ozgreen chilies,diced
  • 1cuptomatoes,diced
  • 1tsplime juice
  • 1tbspcilantro,chopped, plus more for garnish
  • corn tortilla strips,fried, for garnish
  • cheese,grated, for garnish, optional


  1. Place 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large pot. Season chicken breast with salt. Cook the chicken breast over medium heat for about 6 to 7 minutes on each side. The chicken should be fully cooked.

  2. Remove chicken from the pot, and when cool to the touch, shred the chicken.

  3. Place remaining vegetable oil to the same pot where the chicken was cooked. Saute garlic and onion until the onion is translucent. Add celery and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.

  4. Add tomato paste, and stir well. Saute for about 1 minute stirring constantly, add chicken stock.

  5. Add chipotle peppers, hominy, green chilis, diced tomatoes, and shredded chicken. Cook until the soup has heated through.

  6. Add lime juice and chopped cilantro.

  7. Garnish soup with fried corn tortilla strips, chopped cilantro, and shredded cheese if desired.

  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 206.97kcal
  • Fat: 10.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.17g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.87g
  • Fiber: 1.49g
  • Sugar: 4.69g
  • Protein: 15.98g
  • Cholesterol: 39.89mg
  • Sodium: 306.33mg
  • Calcium: 24.99mg
  • Potassium: 414.29mg
  • Iron: 1.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 36.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.86mg
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