Southwest Chicken and Cucumber Soup

A healthy and delicious soup for spring, summer, or whenever you feel like making it

Chef John Ford steps into the innovation kitchen driven to create meals for those he loves most. Ford created this Southwest Chicken and Cucumber Soup as a delicious remedy for his wife after she came down with a cold; it now serves as one of Cameron Bar & Grill's most sought after spring menu items.

John Ford serves as the head chef at the Raleigh, N.C. mainstay Cameron Bar & Grill.

1
Servings
1622
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the soup:

  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Cup cilantro, minced
  • 2 cucumbers, quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 Cup lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the chicken:

Rub the chicken with all of the above spices. Following the rub, roast the chicken at 350 degrees until fully cooked. Allow the chicken to cool and proceed to pull apart the chicken with a fork.

For the soup:

Mix together all of the above ingredients and bring to a boil. Add pulled chicken and simmer. Remove from heat, and serve with a sliced lime. Top your soup with crispy tortilla strips.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
66%
Sugar
49g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Cholesterol
455mg
100%
Protein
182g
100%
Carbs
129g
43%
Vitamin A
447µg
50%
Vitamin B12
1µg
19%
Vitamin B6
6mg
100%
Vitamin C
160mg
100%
Vitamin D
5IU
1%
Vitamin E
9mg
43%
Vitamin K
199µg
100%
Calcium
442mg
44%
Fiber
16g
62%
Folate (food)
262µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
262µg
66%
Iron
20mg
100%
Magnesium
425mg
100%
Monounsaturated
17g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
86mg
100%
Phosphorus
1994mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
5800mg
100%
Riboflavin (B2)
3mg
100%
Sodium
7765mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
9mg
61%