Monday, October 21, 2013

Chicken Mango Salsa Soup

I found this soup a while ago on the 71 toes blog.  It looked fast and easy, so I wanted to give it a try.  Plus, this month the Mango salsa is on coupon at Costco.  I thought a few of my kids would turn their noses at this soup, but as we began to eat, it was silent.  It was either two things:  my kids were starving, or they really liked the soup.  I think it was both.  I started out halving the recipe, but quickly got everything out and made the whole thing.  We had two extra people over for dinner and we had a good amount of leftovers.  Perfect for a few lunches over the next couple of days.  I bought a rotisserie chicken at Costco and added black beans. Great soup to serve a large crowd.   

Chicken Mango Salsa Soup
recipe from 71 Toes

1 jar Mango Peach Salsa (from Costco)
1/2 jar Jack’s Special Salsa (also from Costco, but I used regular salsa when I made it and it worked just fine)
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 rotisserie works great)

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 

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