Caldo Tlalpeno

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Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

A traditional spicy chicken soup from the heart of Mexico!

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  1. In a large stockpot, combine chicken broth, vegetable broth and approximately 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Add rice and simmer, covered, until rice is done, about 20 minutes.
  3. Empty can of chipotle peppers with sauce into blender and blend until very smooth.
  4. Using a small strainer, carefully strain about 1-2 tablespoons of chipotle mixture into soup. Be careful with this & test broth as you mix peppers in, it makes broth VERY spicy!
  5. Add garbanzo beans, chicken meat and simmer 5 minutes more, adding salt to taste.
  6. Garnish soup with cilantro or epazote leaves and enjoy!