Thursday, October 14, 2010

Easy Chicken Taco Soup

I was at the grocery store a couple weeks ago and they had samples of taco soup and the recipe to go with it.  The soup was so good especially since it was turning cold here.  FYI:  No longer turning cold it IS cold.  I just had to whip up a batch for lunch.  Of course I didn't follow the recipe but went hunting to see what I had on had that could make a taco soup.

It turned out delicious, all spice and warmth.

1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 can pinto beans
1 can chili beans
1 can corn kernals (confession:  I hate canned corn except in soups)
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
2 or more diced chicken thighs or breasts
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced

Heat large soup pot over medium heat.  Add a little oil and saute the onions till soft.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 min.  Add the chicken pieces and cook until almost done.  At this point add everything else and cook until chicken is done.  Now it is ready to eat.  However, I let it simmer for 3 hours to condense the flavors and thicken it some.  Up to you, but so very yummy either way.  This would also make a good crock pot soup if you like. 

1 comment:

  1. Try adding a packet of dry ranch dressing mix next time - it adds something extra yummy. I've never made it with chicken though so I'm going to try that next time! Mmmmm.... tummy is growling....