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Brens’ Spicy Chicken Soup

This soup creation today has flavors from the garden you will come back for seconds for! In fact, the days I make this I have it for lunch, dinner and breakfast the next day. It isn’t too bad with a fried sunny side up egg on top.  You will love my Spicy Chicken Soup Recipe if you enjoy the southwest of salsa flavors.

Spicy Chicken Soup Pepper Details

Spicy Chicken Soup Recipe

Honestly, this soup isn’t that spicy unless you want to take it up a few notches.  The basic ingredients including fresh corn and tomatoes goes great with most any hot pepper.  This season I grew a new variety from seed called ‘Puma’ and it was AMAZING!!! Scoville Scale which is in units (SHU) puts the Puma Pepper at 300,000 – 400,000 depending on how a plant is grown and processed.  I would say mine were up there was a hot jalapeno because it was grown mostly outside in hardiness zone 5b.  This just maybe alot of ‘garden chat’ for those who do not grow their own but important to know when preparing a pepper in food you consume.  In the meantime, most pepper enthusiast can find unique varieties for spicy chicken soup and other recipes at local farmers markets.

Puma Hot Pepper
A little goes along way | Puma Pepper

This is a creative recipe using what I have on hand.  If you follow my networking you know my husband an I love those rotisserie chickens you can purchase at Costco.  You get a huge and juicy chicken that fills the container it is sold in.  How can you refuse that???  We can eat off this poultry for a week. One of the recipes we use is this Spicy Chicken Soup I came up with one day.   The recipe can use fresh-made salsa as a base or don’t be shy and pop open a fresh jar of your favorite salsa for chips.  I hope you will use the print option on this post to add this to your cookbook.  Please be sure to send me a message and let me know what you think about this dish.

Spicy Chicken Soup Printable Recipe

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Brens’ Spicy Chicken Soup

Recipe by Bren HaasCourse: SoupCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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Cooking time




  • 2 quarts water

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 4 cubes of chicken bouillon

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (16 0z) jar of chunky salsa

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes stewed 

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chili beans, undrained

  • 1 (8 ounce) container soup cream


  • Combine water, chicken , salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder, and bouillon cubes in stock pot or instant pot.  Bring to boil before reducing heat to simmer for 1 hour.   If using instant pot set for chicken and let release on its own.  This is usually 5 minutes on poultry setting. The chicken juices run clear.  You can use a rotisserie  chicken that is prepared and diced.

  • Remove chicken and shred.  Set aside with liquid. 

  • In large pot sauté onions and garlic in olive oil.  This usually takes about 2-3 minutes.  

  • Stir in salsa, tomatoes, tomato soup, chili powder, corn, chili beans, sour cream, chicken and about 5 cups of the broth that was set aside.  Bring to a boil stirring constantly before lowering heat to simmer for about 30 minutes.

  • Serve with corn chips. Sour cream and cilantro make a wonderful garnish.

Would you add anything different to this soup?  I do add a dash of sour cream and some crunched up corn chips when serving.  If I have cilantro on hand I may add a dash of that as well.  I’d love to hear from you so comment and tell me what you would add in addition to this soup.


Spicy Chicken Soup Recipe

More Spicy Chicken Recipes

Here are just a few of my favorite recipes featuring chicken you can spice up (or not). Many of my recipes use the rotisserie chickens but can easily be replaced by fresh chicken breast.

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I hope you enjoy the Spicy Chicken Soup,

Bren Haas

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