Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chicken Salsa Soup

Homemade soup is a staple for us.  I make it often, in large batches, and I keep meal-sized portions in the freezer to have for quick suppers.  Here is how I make one of our favorites.

Chicken Salsa Soup

Start with two quarts of homemade or store-bought chicken broth.  (I boil the remains of a rotisserie chicken.)
One pint of salsa.  (I use homemade,  with the spice level set to medium.)
One package of Soup Vegetables.  The mix from Weis Market is perfect, with potatoes, carrots, onions, okra, etc.  (I wanted a little more corn in this batch, so I also added a 12-ounce package of frozen sweet corn.)
Simmer till veggies are tender.
Depending on the flavor of the broth at this point, I have been known to add some chicken bouillon to perk it up.
Stir in some chopped chicken (the breasts from the rotisserie chicken are perfect) and two cans of black beans, drained but not rinsed.
Simmer for about ten minutes, and your soup is ready to serve.

These are the soup-mix vegetables.  I keep at least one package in the freezer at all times, to have them handy when we get the urge for soup.

We had our first frost a few nights ago, and there is a definite autumn chill in the air ... it's soup season!



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    1. Me, too! It's so easy to make, and there can be an infinite number of varieties. Broth + veggies + soup!!

  2. Oh!!! That sounds delicious, Connie. I have been on a corn/potato/bacon chowder kick here lately. About as fattening of a soup as you can get....just what I need--to bulk up for a Wisconsin Winter. lol xo Diana

    1. Corn potato bacon chowder??? That sounds delicious!

      I can't imagine what you have up there in Wisconsin in winter. Only in my nightmares ....

  3. That looks delicious and makes me want to make up some soup too.

    Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

    1. This veggie mix makes it super easy. Most grocery stores sell something like this in their own brand. The key, I think, is to get one that has okra in it. My veggie beef soup is similar to this: broth with small beef cubes, a quart of tomatoes, bag of veggies, two or three cans of beans. Freezes great, and it's truly better after the first day.

      Happy Fall to you, too!!

  4. Sounds so good! I’m just not much of a soup person...I have this problem where I turn every soup into a bisque! Haha.


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