Sunday, June 2, 2013

Fiesta Chicken Soup

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The amount of recipes that come into my in box is ridiculous.  I subscribe to just about any food site you can think of.  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
 Once in a while I'll get a clean fit going on with the computer and just start deleting things I haven't used or will probably never use.  But I just can't seem to unsubscribe to any of the food sites.  What if I miss that one fantastic recipe, whatever it may be.  How could I live with that?  I'm not taking that chance, the recipe sites stay.   How to have firmer thighs in ten days, your gone.  One of the recipe sites I subscribe to is Kraft Recipes, where I saw this soup.  My husband , being the tall dark handsome Texan that he is loves Mexican everything.  The recipe is a good basic soup recipe that you can add or subtract from and make totally your own.  But the one thing you want to definitely keep in the recipe is that first ingredient...Italian dressing!  I know what your thinking...Italian dressing in a Mexican soup?  I'm here to tell you it totally works! It adds lots of flavor. There were some things I adapted in the recipe.  I added black beans, corn and green peppers. I didn't measure out these ingredients, I just eye balled them. I sauteed the onion and green pepper together and added it to the soup.  And with any soup recipe I make I always tweak the broth by adding a little chicken base.  You can , but don't have to broil the cheese on top of the soup, it just melts fine all by it's self! You have to put the cheese on top!  It's soooooo good in the soup!  My husband likes a little dollop of sour cream too. If you are a busy mom, you can have this on the table in no time flat! My adaptions to the original recipe are printed in red.  Enjoy!

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Fiesta Chicken Soup
Kraft Recipes


1/4 cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing

3/4 lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

1 onion, chopped (  I sauteed onion and green pepper together )

1cup  (1/2 of 14-1/2-oz. can) stewed tomatoes, undrained

1can  (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth

1-1/4cups  water

1can  (8-1/2 oz.) peas and diced carrots, drained ( I used corn, green peppers and black beans)

1tsp. chili powder

1/2cup  KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese ( I used Cheddar Cheese)
HEAT dressing in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chicken and onions; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally.
ADD tomatoes, broth, water, peas and carrots and chili powder; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 8 min. or until chicken is cooked through and onions are tender. Meanwhile, preheat broiler.
LADLE soup into four ovenproof serving bowls; top with cheese. Broil, 6 inches from heat source, 2 to 3 min. or until cheese is melted. 

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SumZ said...

Looks good!

Anonymous said...

Need to try this

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this would turn out in the crockpot?

Mary Bostow said...

You could make this in the crock pot! Just turn it on low , it doesn't need to be on high.

Debbie Blanke said...

This looks so delicious, loving that the #blackbeans add even more good #nutrition. Winner!

Mary Bostow said...

Debbie this is one of my favorite soups. So easy to make and delicious! Thank you for stopping by!