Posted by: Catherine | October 9, 2009

Not Your Mother’s Chicken Soup! (RR*, The Third Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)



(* Reader Recipe)

She’s not kidding! Our friend Francine brought a chicken soup to The Third Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner unlike any I’ve ever had. Bruce and Emma, who were taking all the photos in the den while all the unconfidential cooks enjoyed overeating in the dining room, took tastes and both said this is their new fave soup. It’s filled with hearty ingredients…and it is a hearty soup…but it’s blended until smooth so it’s light and goes down easily, especially with that creme fraiche or yogurt garnish. The pasilla chili makes for depth and a complex taste, and yet within all those layers of flavor is a simple chicken soup…but definitely not like mom’s (or Cambell’s). This is an absolute  must-make!

1 medium onion, chopped

1 large pasilla chili, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 or 3 chicken sausages (take them out of their casings)

3 very ripe tomatoes, chopped

3 ears corn

1 large can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

1/4 to 1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1 can chicken stock

Salt, black pepper, red pepper to taste

1 to 2 cups milk

Creme fraiche or Greek yogurt, for garnish

Saute onion and chili until soft, then add garlic, sausages, fresh tomatoes and kernels from two ears of corn. Cook about 15 minutes on low heat. Add canned tomatoes, parsley and chicken stock. Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Add seasonings to taste, corn from the third ear and milk. Garnish with creme fraiche or yogurt. Voila!



  1. My kids would flip over this. So would I. Something we’d ALL like? I’m going to make it next week!

  2. This is certainly not my mom’s chicken soup for sure 🙂 I love this recipe – the pasilla chili is very intriguing and I also love the use of chicken sausage!

  3. Looks great, I love blended soups.

  4. What a gorgeous color! That is a very unique chicken soup. I can just imagine how delicious it was.

  5. Mmm…I love the deep flavor from a pasilla. This sounds wonderful!

  6. It was a delicious soup — actually, my favourite dish of the evening. I am glad to have the recipe as I can’t wait to make it.

  7. I would love a bowl of this!

  8. This is such a different recipe. We would love it in my home.

  9. I still love that you have Unconfidential cook dinners. This sounds awesome- I never would have thought to puree it all up.

  10. That s the best color ever on a chicken soup, beautiful!

  11. Love anything with Pasilla chiles! This soup looks like a Rock Star!

  12. What an apart & tasty looking soup!! Strange combinations of ingredients but it must taste divine though!

  13. Awesome! This soup looks great!

  14. Lovely soup, I love how thick it looks.

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