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Not Your Mama’s Chicken Soup

What You Need:

2 quarts water

3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

½ tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp dried parsley

1 Tbsp onion powder

5 cubes chicken bouillon

3 Tbsp olive oil

½ large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (15.5 oz) jar chunky salsa (Tostitos® brand)

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes & green chilies (Rotel® brand)

1 (14.5 oz) can petite tomatoes

1 (8oz) tomato sauce

1 (4 oz) fire roasted green chilies (Bueno® brand)

1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (16 oz) can chili beans, undrained (Bush’s® brand)

1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp Cilantro, or as desired for garnish

1 Tbsp Sour Cream, or as desired for garnish

¼ Avocado, or as desired for garnish

1 Lime, or as desired

Corn tortillas, optional


What You Do:

In a large pot, over medium heat, combine water, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for

1 hour, or until chicken juices run clear. Reserve 5 cups of broth and shred chicken.

In a large pot over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly browned.

Stir in salsa, tomatoes (diced & sauced), green chilies, corn, chili beans, black beans, 5 cups broth, stir in chili powder, then add shredded chicken.

Simmer 30 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, avocado and a splash of lime. Serve hot with warm

corn tortillas.

Serves about 8.

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Jun 01, 2020

Great idea, Marie. Gotta have that grated cheese sprinkled on top! We only had about 3 inches of snow but I love it. Stop being a snow grump and go sleigh riding! hahaha I did that last year and ended up in a pricker bush (oouwwweeeee!)

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