Moxie’s Chicken Avocado & Salsa Fresca Soup

I LOVE Springtime and I LOVE soup!! I have been working on perfecting this Mexican style salsa, avocado, lime soup and I believe I have finally made it! There’s a whole lotta love that goes into this, from the freshly made celery stock to the garnishes at the end. This is becoming one of my all time favorites. It’s bright and clean tasting, with a nice citrus component to balance out the fat from the avocado, it’s a hearty meal but also very light. It’s sure to satisfy any craving and my kiddos love this too.

Moxie’s Chicken Avocado & Salsa Fresca Soup

 

You’ll Need:

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, cleaned of seeds and diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 head celery, cleaned and cut into chunks
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 32 ounce container low sodium chicken stock
  • 2-3 tbsp.
  • 3 cups celery stock
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 3 avocados
  • 3 limes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

 

Method:

Celery Stock:

Boil 3-4 cups of water, add in chunks of celery. Boil 20 minutes. Strain and set liquid aside.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil in a hot stock pot, add in chicken and brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat, set aside.

Turn heat down to medium and add in shallot, saute, stirring frequently. Add in half of the white wine as needed to deglaze the pan. Continue to saute for about 10 minutes. Add jalapeno and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes, add in chopped celery, cook 4 minutes, add the remaining white wine, deglaze. Add in garlic and cook for about 3 minutes. Slowly add in broth deglazing the pan one final time, then add in remaining broth and the 3 cups of celery stock. Place chicken back in whole, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Add in tomatoes, stir, cover and simmer for another 30 minutes.

Remove chicken, let stand until cool enough to handle. Break down the chicken, remove the bones, skin, and any fat. Chop up the meat and add back into the soup.

To serve:

  • loosely chop cilantro
  • Cut avocados into chunks
  • Slice limes in quarters

Dish up a 6 bowls, add ½ chopped avocado, squeeze half a lime, and sprinkle cilantro sparingly in each dish.

Mix, and enjoy!

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Moxie’s Fire Roasted Chili

Moxie’s Fire Roasted Chili

{Whole30 Approved}

 You’ll Need:

  •  1 pound ground medium spicy sausage
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 2 roasted yellow peppers, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 roasted jalapenos, de-seeded and chopped
  • 7 roasted red bell peppers, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 head roasted garlic, garlic squeezed out of husk
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped in 2 cm cubes {similar to a bean in size}
  • 1 tblsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup homemade chicken or vegetable stock {or store bought: Low Sodium Organic} to add liquid as needed
  • Salt & pepper to taste

 

 Method:

In a large stock pot: cook ground sausage, then remove and set aside. Cook ground beef, then remove and set aside. Add onions and cook 4-5 minutes {until soft} adding a little stock or water to deglaze the pan as needed. Once onions are soft, add back in the sausage and beef, and the 3 cans of diced tomatoes and stir. Let cook for about 10 minutes. Add all of the roasted peppers and sweet potato. Cook for another 30 minutes. If the chili is too chunky or needs more liquid, add in a little of the broth.

After about 30 minutes add in the paste from the garlic husk and stir, add salt and pepper {about 3 good pinches of each- or to taste}, and the balsamic, stir and let cook on low for another 10-15 minutes.

*adding more sweet potato will offset some of the heat if you prefer things less spicy.

This makes a big stock pot full and is great for freezing for lunches for the week!

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