Bowl of The Wife of Kit Carson
Author: Dudley Cable-Larche of The Fort, Denver
  • 1/4 Cup cooked chicken or turkey meat; in bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 Cup rice; cooked
  • 1 Cup rich chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup garbanzo beans; cooked
  • 1 pinch leaf oregano
  • 1/4 whole chipotle pepper; chopped
  • 1/4 whole avocado; sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese; cubed
  1. Heat broth to boiling and add chicken (or turkey), garbanzos, chipotle pepper, rice and oregano. Serve in large individual bowls, and add cheese pieces and avocado just prior to serving.
CHEF'S NOTE: The proper name of this soup is Caldo Tlalpeno. The chipotle pepper called for is a special smoked chile pepper, properly called the chile chipotle adobado, available from specialty shelves in the grocery store in cans.
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