I bought a rotisserie chicken at Costco last night just before the warehouse closed. Unfortunately, all they had left were the “reject” chickens that nobody else wanted- the small ones with broken skin that were beginning to get dried out from sitting under the heat lamp so long :(
I took one of those poor chickens home and gave it a tasty makeover with this fresh tasting soup recipe:
2 rotisserie chicken breasts
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
1 white onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp oregano
1 tbs olive oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, diced
1/4 c lime juice
Salt, pepper to taste
1. Sauté onion and bell pepper with olive oil in a large saucepan. After a few mins, add the garlic and jalepeno. Sauté for a minute longer.
2. Add the chicken stock, water, lime juice, oregano and bring to a boil. As the soup is heating up, shred in the chicken breast.
3. Season with salt and pepper until you like the flavor. Place 1/4 of a diced avocado in each bowl and pour soup over it. Serves 4.
I typically avoid hot soups in the summer, but this one was particularly light and fresh. It’s a great dish to enjoy on your porch or balcony on a breezy summer evening!