Pin It here. I have to say, pretty good stuff. I made a couple tweaks based on what I had in my cupboard and the time that I had (got home from work at about 5:45 and had the soup done and ready by about 6:15). I do love Cafe Rio's soup, and this one came as close as I've ever gotten to replicating it. Totally worth it. I think the key to speed and tastiness was my stop at my local Hispanic grocery store (they have already made pico and guac and fresh tortillas). This recipe made 4 servings.
1 small onion, diced
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 T. vegetable oil
3 cans low-sodium chicken broth
1 c. water
Heat the oil over medium heat and saute the onion for about 5-6 minutes until transparent and soft. Add the spices and cook another minute before adding the broth and water. Simmer for about 20 minutes while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.
1/2 a rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 T. taco seasoning
1 T. Herdez salsa ranchera (look for it on the Mexican food aisle)
1/2 c. water
Toss the shredded chicken in a bowl with the taco seasoning and Herdez sauce
(the Herdez is pretty spicy, so use more/less to control the heat)-add about 1/2 c. of water and heat up.
Pico de gallo
warm flour tortillas
Build your bowl of yummy soup like they do at Cafe Rio:
Get your bowl
Mound up some chicken
Scoop of guacamole
Scoop of pico
Cheese (if using)
Now add the hot broth
Top with corn chips and cilantro
Squeeze a lime wedge over the top.
Serve with a warm flour tortilla and enjoy the yumminess.