Friday, May 6, 2016

Mango Salsa Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 jar Mango Peach Salsa (from Costco)

1/2 jar Jack’s Special Salsa (also from Costco)

1/4 c. olive oil

Simmer for 10 minutes, then add:

1 1/4 tsp. cumin

2 1/2 qts (80 oz) chicken stock or broth

5-6 chicken breasts chopped up (or just use rotisserie chicken meat from Costco!)

Add one large package of frozen corn close to when you want to serve soup so it doesn’t overcook (equivalent of about 3 cans of corn drained)

Bring all ingredients to a low boil, stirring as it heats up.  Simmer for a few minutes before serving.

Serve with any variety of these:  

shredded cheese, small tortilla strips, sour cream, avocado chunks, chopped cilantro, black beans

Friday, April 15, 2016

Julie's Ghost Chili (White Chicken Chili)

Chicken (I use the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from Costco, but you could cook your own)
1 large jar of green tomatillo salsa (I use the La Victoria Thick and Chunky Salsa Verde)
1 bag of dried white navy beans
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
1 small can of green chilis
1 block of cream cheese
chicken bouillon (I use the Knorr Caldo Con Sabor De Pollo)

Soak the beans overnight (per directions on the back of the bag). In the morning, drain the beans and put them in the crockpot along with the onion (diced), garlic (minced), and the can of green chilis. Add water (per directions on the bag - 6-8 cups) and 1 Tablespoon of chicken bullion. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours. Add the cooked chicken and the jar of green salsa and cook on high for 30 minutes. Microwave the cream cheese for 1 minute, then add to the soup and stir to combine.