Caldo Tlalpeño

Caldo Tlalpeño is a delicious traditional Mexican chicken soup with garbanzos, avocado, and lime.

Ingredients for Caldo Tlalpeño

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 chile largo
  • 1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Limes
  • Avocado slices
  • 4 T diced onion

Heat the stock. Add shredded meat from chicken breasts and whole chile largo. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove chile.  Add the garbanzo beans and heat.

Pour into bowls and garnish with avocado and diced onion. Serve with lime wedges. Lime juice can also be added to the soup before serving.

This soup is often made will additional vegetables such as diced carrots, baby zucchini, and green beans, and sometimes served with chile chipotle for added smoky flavor.

Georgia, inspired by Mexico, 2010 (Caldo Tlalpeño recipe)
Georgia, inspired by Mexico, 2010