Tender chunks of chicken breast combine with savory salsa and corn kernels to make a delicious soup for cold days. Try crumbling a few tortilla chips over your soup with a sprinkle of Mexican cheese.
- 2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 can (14 1/2 fluid ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 cups loose-pack frozen whole kernel corn
- 1 cup bottled chunky salsa
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
- 3 cups (about 3 ounces) tortilla chips (optional)
COMBINE chicken, water, broth and chili powder in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook for 8 minutes. Uncover; add corn. Cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in salsa; heat through. Sprinkle cheese over each serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
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It was a hit!
This was so easy! Instead of frozen corn, I too drained a can of whole kernel corn. To make it a little heartier, I also added a can of drained (then rinsed) black beans to it and after topping with the cheese, I added a dab of sour cream. As far as making a meal, it sure can't get much easier than that and everyone loved it!
A Great Variation
Trying using a can of kernel corn (drained), the kind that has red pepper in it. This adds a flavorful zip.
This soup tasted excellent and it was so easy to make. For the salsa I used a chipotle salsa which gave the soup a kick with a smoky flavor. Great meal on a busy fall night.
This was an EXCELLENT dinner to share with my family on a cold winter night. They loved the taste while I loved how easy it was to make. (If you have leftovers, that's okay, the next day taste as well as the first.) I would offer this recipe to anyone who would love to see their family respond to a great dinner.
Review for Chicken and Salsa Soup
I used to make this right after I had my first child it was excellent! I loved it
THIS IS THE BEST SOUP I HAVE EVER TASTED. EVEN MY BOYFRIEND LOVED IT AND THOUGH IT WAS BETTER THAN THE SOUP YOU GET AT RESTAURANTS. THE BEST THING ABOUT IT OTHER THAN THE TASTE IS THAT IT WAS VERY EASY AND FAST TO MAKE.
Awesome recipe. I was out of chili powder, so I just added cumin.....still came out great. I think this is a recipe you can easily fudge around with, and it would still come out good.
Add some mixed veggies and voila!
This was an excellent and filling recipe. I added some mixed frozen vegetables and a dash of cumin. Wonderful recipe, would definitely make it again!
WHAT MORE CAN I SAY THAT EVERYONE ELSE HASN'T, EXCEPT THAT IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I AM ACTUALLY IN A MEXICAN RESTERAUNT EATING THIS SOUP WITH GOOD FRIENDS AND HAVING A GREAT TIME. THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL RECIPE, I WILL PASS IT ON TO OTHERS, LOTS OF OTHERS.
This soup was wonderful, especially if you like food on the spicy side. I used perdue already cooked chicken (the new Southwestern flavor) and it cut down on prep and cook time! I cant wait to make it again!
Spic'in It Up
Even up in the cold this side dish is perfect for guests of any kind. It is one of the most delicious salsa's I have had the plesure of tasting. Adjustments can be made with ease and the outcome is just as great. Having 3 kids can make cooking pretty difficult because they want things now! With this salsa I just cook while the meat is heating up and as soon as it's done it's in their mouths. Me and my whole family would agree that this dish rightfully diserves a 5 stars.
This soup is wonderful. I made this for my two teenage boys and they loved it. I took this to work for a special lunch we were having and they want me to make some more for our Thanksgiving Lunch. Great Stuff!
Easiest thing I've ever done!
This recipie is the easiest and the best soup I've ever made. For four picky eaters to all like something is an accomplishment in our family! Also, you can use pre-cooked chicken strips or cook the chicken yourself. For a working mom who needs protein and veggies, this is the best! Spice it up the way you like and double the recipie and keep adding stuff to it. Definitely a 5!
Fantastic!! -- but add more seasoning
This is the best recipe I've found on this site so far. If you're looking for something to try, try this! I'd recommend seasoning it more, however: I double the chili powder, add a little garlic (1 tsp McCormick's garlic juice), 1/2 tsp salt, and a little hot sauce. After sprinkling on the cheese, I make a ring of spicy blue corn chips around the bowl and add a dollop of sour cream in the middle. It's attractive, delicious, and everybody who's had it loves it.
I'm new at this. I have not got the gist of it yet.