Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recipe: Mexican Chicken Soup

My mom brought this recipe with her when she visited a couple months ago, and I wrinkled my nose when she mentioned V8 as an ingredient. Growing up I hated anything having to do with tomatoes, and that included the juice variety. Although I ate ketchup like it was going out of style. (That's probably because it's all sugar. What kid doesn't love sugar?) Now that I'm more mature and wise, I can eat a tomato here and there without gagging. My mom said her friends loved this Mexican soup, so we cooked up a batch for dinner one night. Let me tell you... this is one tasty way to enjoy tomatoes!


This recipe is supposed to be made in a slow cooker,
but I just use our large stockpot and cook it on the stove top.

Mexican Chicken Soup

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
2 teaspoons olive oil (it calls for vegetable, but I use olive oil)
1/2 cup water (I used a little less)
1 envelope taco seasoning (you can do this, but the sodium content scares me... I use spices and seasonings like cumin, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper... etc. pick your favorite taco spices)
1 can (32 ounces) V8 juice
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
6 tablespoons cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

In a large skillet, saute the chicken in oil until cooked through.
Add water and taco seasoning (or spices of your choice) and simmer until chicken is well coated.

{ if using a slow cooker transfer chicken to slow cooker and add all ingredients except for the cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.... cook on low for 3-4 hours }

Using a large stock pot, place coated chicken in pot. Add V8, salsa, beans, and corn; mix well.
I bring to a boil then simmer until for 30 minutes or longer if you want it hotter in temperature.

Serve with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro!

Happy Tuesday!

6 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love everything and anything Mexican :)

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  2. Everywhere I go there are delicious food posts tantalizing me... ahhh!! :)

    Hope you are doing well, pretty girl!!

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  3. I'm always looking for more crockpot recipes, and this one sure looks delicious! Thanks for sharing...

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  4. Umm, can you come cook this for me, like now?! I betcha there even might be some Mexicans here in Texas who would love your recipe too :) All the more reason you should come back to Texas!!

    Happy Monday. Hope you have a great week!
    xo
    Alisha

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