Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Southwestern Chicken Soup

Southwestern Chicken Soup                                                          Printable Recipe

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
1 T olive oil
1-1/2 t cumin
1/8 t dried red pepper (cayenne) (more as you like)
3/4 t minced garlic
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 green pepper, diced (1c)
1/2 medium onion, diced (1c)
2 ears corn or 8 oz bag frozen corn or 1 can corn, drained
28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
8 oz can tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can Great Northern (white) beans, drained and rinsed
tortilla strips/chips **(or white corn tortillas and canola oil, see directions below)
sour cream
shredded Cheddar, Mexi-blend cheese, or Chihuahua Cheese

Mix half of the spices and oil together and add chicken to coat. Set aside for grilling.

Dice green pepper and onion and add along with the other 1/2 of the oil and seasonings to a large pot.

Cook until soft, 10-15 minutes.

Microwave corn for 5-6 minutes or boil. Add to grill with chicken to get char marks. (Means more flavor!)
Grill chicken.
Chop chicken into chunks and remove corn kernels from cob.
Rinse beans in colander. If you don't the brown beans will make your soup dirty looking.
Add everything to the pot...chicken, corn, tomatoes, beans, etc. Simmer for 25 minutes
**For tortilla strips
Cut tortillas into strips and fry in small amount of canola oil until crispy. Drain.
Dish it up anyway you like it with the cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, and/or avocado!


  1. G'day! GREAT soup Jenny!
    Wish could try some now!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. Okay I have to ask, what is Chihuahua Cheese? Thanks for co-hosting and sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

    1. We asked our local authentic Mexican restaurant one day what their white cheese was and they told me Chihuahua cheese. After the lady left my mom and I giggled thinking about milking little doggies. LOL. Anyway, it's a cheese made in the Chihuahua region of Mexico that you can buy in Mexican grocery stores. We had one in a town near me so I can buy it easily. It can be grated and sprinkled on anything and melts without effort. Pleasure co-hosting with you!