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Spicy Tomato Soup with Chicken Meatballs

Spicy Tomato Soup with Chicken Meatballs

Spicy Tomato Soup with Chicken Meatballs

I've come up with a super tasty spicy tomato soup. All of the ingredients are on the "super food" list, except for the breadcrumbs. Turn it into a complete meal with a little bread, a side salad, or half a sandwich.

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For the meatballs

  • 1 1/2 Pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil

For the soup

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 Cups chicken broth
  • One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, packed in water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Sprigs of cilantro, for serving

Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

This is just like everyone’s favorite cozy, comforting, homemade chicken noodle soup recipe except made even better with chicken meatballs! You’ll only want this version of chicken noodle soup after trying this! Promise!

I know I just experienced -1 degree F weather in Indianapolis during the holidays but I will still say this.

It’s still cold at 56 degrees F in Los Angeles.

I know. I thought I could brave the cold a bit better here in Southern California after Indy, but boy was I wrong.


So, Butters and I are not leaving the house today.

He’s in a fancy cable knit sweater and I’m already on my second bowl of this chicken noodle soup.

With extra chicken meatballs in my bowl.

The meatballs are legit the best part of this soup.

How Do You Make Tomato Soup from Scratch?

This is a fairly simple and straightforward recipe using a can of crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, and a few different seasonings from your spice cabinet. (If you don’t have fresh onion and garlic, I wrote out an even more pantry friendly version of this recipe for Thrillist.) Start by cooking the aromatics and spices in some olive oil to build flavor. Then add the tomatoes, canned chickpeas, and some water to the pot and let it simmer so all of the flavors can meld. And then voila! You’ve got soup.

A few notes on ingredients: Whole or diced tomatoes should also work in this recipe, but I would throw them in the blender or a food processor for a few seconds before adding them to the rest of the ingredients. Feel free to use whatever beans you want—whether canned or cooked from dried. I just used water to get to the right consistency, but of course you can use the stock of your choosing to add even more flavor. And if you want a creamy tomato soup, use cow’s or coconut milk instead. This recipe is a blueprint that you can use to cook tomato soup based on whatever you might have in your pantry at any given moment.

Recipe Summary

  • 1 serving cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

Mix ground chicken, bread crumbs, olive oil, onion, ginger paste, garlic, curry powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Roll mixture into thirty 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger paste saute until onions become soft, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, garam masala, cumin, ginger, curry powder, cinnamon, chicken bouillon, paprika, cayenne, turmeric, onion powder, and salt stir to combine. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, and water. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Add butter and stir to melt.

Cook sauce over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Stir cooked meatballs into the sauce.

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Delicious! I made the recipe exactly, then added a can of full fat coconut milk at the end. The coconut milk really took it the next level!

Soccermom and tomatosoupluvr have WAY too much time on their hands. I make this all of the time and absolutely love it.

this tomato soup was as salty as when I lost in kahoot. I fed it to my child and he turned goth, he started slitting his wrists. My cat got ahold of it and clawed one of my eyes out, then died. My husband just got home from a long day of work and it was nasty so he poured it on my face and i got second dgree burns. My family has fallen apart. I now have to make money as a stripper and the strip club has better tomato soup then this. Do not make this.

Absolutely delicious! However, I did not use canned tomatoes because of the high concentration of xenoestrogens in the can linings. I chop all ingredients extra fine, or use processor if in hurry. Also add cream instrad of water for variety. In short, a continuous go to on cold days!

This meal was by far the most disgusting thing I've eaten in my entire life. As soon as I felt the extremely salty disgusting tomato soup touch my mouth I immediately wanted to regret I was born. My two children had just come home from soccer practice and they were ready for a nice warm meal. As soon as my children put the food in their mouth my youngest son who is four years old told me that he hated me and that I had failed as a mother. Then when my husband got home I heated the food up for him and when he ate the soup he spit it out and threw the bowl on the floor. he yelled at me and hit me several times and then he filed for a divorce. I suggest you do not eat this soup because it is evil. I am now alone in this world but if anyone wants to get freaky just email me *wink wink*.

So delicious. I will make this dish again and again.

We love this recipe and have made it several times. Delicious. I'm making a batch right now. The first puree probably helps mitigate blender disaster when it's pureed after it's hot. I follow it exactly, except I add 2 TBL butter to the olive oil, add a extra jalapeno or 2,and I don't drain the tomatoes.

Not a fan of this one. Followed recipe exactly as written. The most positive comment I can give is it's better than Campbell's canned tomato soup.

Used 1 can of tomatoes and the last batch of romas from my garden. Delicious! The ginger, cumin, jalepeno & garlic great combo

Delicious! Made this with some changes as part of our meal planning from the Meal Planning Moms. See step-by-step photos here:

Served in small cups chilled at a party - crowd favorite. Warmed is ever better as the heat of the flavors increases. My favorite tomato soup ever. I add canned fire roasted Muir Glen diced tomatoes.

I used: - 1 can of tomatoes without juice - fresh tomatoes peeled, half the volume of canned tomatoes - 1 cup of chicken broth - 1 1/4 teaspoon chili This turned out to be just right.

excellent and easy! my husband LOVES tomato soup and he said this was his favourite that i have ever made.

The soup is great but I served it with pieces of chicken breast and rice noodles. Red peppers, cilantro, lime wedges and thin slices of carrots was as topping. Fantastic outcome.

Added 2 more jalapeno's for more spice, cut the chicken broth in half and add in stead heavy cream to match, blend with Vita-mix no need to strain. Top with basil. The best.

For my money, the Tomato Dal soup on this site is much more interesting and delicious than this soup, and contains some of the same flavors. But it's true that I used fresh tomatoes for the dal soup, and canned tomatoes here--as the recipe suggests. Perhaps the fresh are just so much better that I was spoiled. It's also true that I didn't strain this soup after making it, since I wanted something hearty for a cold day. I wouldn't make it again if I didn't have an immersion blender. I'm not ruling out the possibility of making it again, but neither am I in a rush to do so.

I loved this soup! I used an immersion blender which made mixing a breeze. Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great (except for the amt of salt. I will add less next time).

As a kid I hated tomato soup, since what I got was served from a can. With a bumper crop of fresh tomatoes this year, I decided to try making it homemade, and this recipe made the most outstanding soup I've ever tasted! The ginger, jalapeno, everything comes together for terrific flavor.

Ah! 1/3 full is the capper, eh? Thanks for the tip. Makes sense if you stop to think about the kind of pressure something hot will exert on the available airspace in the container vs. something cool or cold. DING! Brain on!

To the cook from Portland who doesn't like the blender - you can't fill a blender more than one-third full when blending anything hot - this means you have to do it in batches, but it does make for a super-creamy texture.

I'm not a terribly experienced cook, but this was fairly easy to make (even if a little messy!) The soup came out delicious! Very spicy, which I like, but adding a little rice and low fat sour cream helped to balance it and make it more filling. Definitely worth the effort!

Simple and quick! I didn't have any trouble with using the blender I recommend holding the blender lid down tightly with a towel. Also, I added a whole jalapeno pepper and skipped the straining. Good for a cold night!

A blender?! Do the authors of this (admittedly delicious) recipe have any idea the havoc that you will wreck upon your kitchen if you use a regular blender? Ho-ly cow. I've made this a few times and find it super tasty but always used an immersion blender. Well, cue a house-sitting gig without my trusty Blender On A Stick, a snowstorm and then a you-know-what storm when I realized what a massacre results when you try to puree hot soup as though it were a daiquiri. Do what you will with tweaking the ingredients or not but for the love of not discovering just how semi-gloss your kitchen paint happens to be, just make sure to immerse, not (tomato) disperse.

We really enjoyed this distinctive and simple tomato soup. We skipped the first puree-ing and the sieve.

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                Next, add in the ground beef, veal, and Italian sausage. Gently break the ground meat into small chunks with your fingers.

                Then toss it with the milk and herb mixture to coat the meat chunks. This pre-mixing process helps to get the ingredients evenly distributed, without over-mixing.

                Now mix the meatball mixture with your hands until evenly combined, but not a moment longer.

                Pro Tip: Over-mixing meatballs makes them tough! You want the mixture to be even, but not packed down.

                If you are cooking right away, now is when you should preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and set out a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

                Then use a 2 ½ – 3 tablespoon scoop to portion out the meatballs. Roll them well, but do not press and pack them tightly. If needed, use your fingers to pinch any cracks together. Set them on the baking sheet.

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                Creating a recipe that uses partially fresh and pre-packaged foods is a great way to make a quick, hearty meal for your family. Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup, Pace® and Swanson® Premium Chicken are all delicious ingredients for this soup that can be easily found at your local Walmart.

                Sauté the chopped vegetables in 2 Tbsp of olive oil until slightly tender.

                Next, add 2 10 oz cans of Campbell’s ® Condensed Tomato Soup (including 2 cans of water) to the pot.

                Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup is such a traditional family favorite and loved by kids for generations, it’s hard to imagine altering it in any way. But I love that it’s a quick and easy option for mealtime that I can put my own twist on and make it special for my family.

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                Worrying about dinner is the last thing you need to deal with this school year! Make your weeknights easier with my Spicy Chicken Tomato Soup.

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                Spanish meatballs or tapas &ndash albondigas, these are the best meatballs in tomato sauce, Spanish food at its best.


                • Meatballs:
                • 500 g/ 1.1 lbs ground meat (a mixture of beef and pork)
                • 2 garlic cloves
                • 1 egg
                • 2 ½ tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
                • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
                • ¾ teaspoon sweet paprika
                • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
                • ¼ teaspoon hot paprika
                • 1 teaspoon salt
                • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
                • 1 tablespoon olive oil
                • Tomato sauce:
                • 1 medium onion
                • 2 tablespoons olive oil
                • 3 garlic cloves
                • 2 cans chopped tomatoes (each weighing 400 g/ 14 oz)
                • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
                • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
                • 2 bay leaves
                • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
                • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
                • salt and pepper



                1. Place the ground meat, grated garlic cloves, lightly beaten egg, dried breadcrumbs, parsley, sweet, smoked and hot paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well with your hand. Form between 30 and 35 small meatballs, about the size of a walnut.
                2. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Fry the meatballs (in two batches if necessary) until brown on all sides. This will take about 5 minutes. Take the meatballs out of the pan and set aside.

                Tomato sauce:

                1. Chop the onion very finely.
                2. Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in the same skillet. Add the onion and cook it until translucent. Add the finely chopped garlic cloves and stir for another minute.
                3. Add the tomatoes from the can, fennel seeds, oregano, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, and chopped parsley. Add some salt and pepper as well. Stir well and bring to a boil. Simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
                4. Add the meatballs to the pan and heat them in the sauce for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.
                5. Serve as suggested above.


                The recipe serves 4 as a main dish and 8-10 as tapas. The nutrition is calculated for 4 servings.

                Nutrition Information:

                Nutrition information isn&rsquot always accurate.

                Sunday 21st of March 2021

                Made this recipe as written except added 1/4 cup parmesan to the meatballs. This recipe turned out fantastic and was a HUGE hit with everyone! The meatballs were served with a Spanish wine from the Douro River Valley and we were in Spain without the threat of COVID! We are finding ways to travel and your recipe took us there!

                Monday 22nd of March 2021

                Hi Barbara.Thank you for the feedback. Parmesan sounds great. :)

                Monday 7th of September 2020

                I cooked these for a tapas dinner party and they were such a hit!! I even made a batch of vegetarian meatballs and used the sauce from this recipe because the sauce is absolutely amazing. I'm trying to think what other recipes I can use this sauce for! I did add half a teaspoon of chilli powder because I wanted it to be really spicy. This meal has definitely become my signature dish, it's unbelievable!

                Monday 7th of September 2020

                Wow, your comment made my day! So happy to read it! :) :)

                Saturday 5th of September 2020

                Made these today. SO GOOD. No parsley and no fennel. Excellent nevertheless. A keeper.

                Saturday 5th of September 2020

                Thank you for the feedback, Moira, so happy to read this. :)

                Thursday 30th of July 2020

                Great recipe - thank you for sharing. Cooked them for a tapas evening and everyone enjoyed them stating they liked the mild 'kick' they had making them less bland than many meatballs actually eaten in Spain.

                Thursday 30th of July 2020

                So happy to hear it, Stephen. Thank you.

                Had a outdoor tapas night with some foodie neighbours and was very nervous as it was the first time cooking for them. They went down very well. Thanks you for the recipe and great instructions. Will definitely make them again

                I am glad to hear it, Mr.E. Thank you for the feedback.

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