Friday, January 16, 2009

Foodie Friday: Chicken Enchilada Soup

We have been so busy this month that I have yet to make a menu and do our major grocery shopping. Due to a fairly well-stocked freezer and pantry, we have yet to go hungry. In fact, it is probably a good thing as it makes me use up the odds and ends that we have on hand.
One night this week I was trying to think of something that I could throw together and this recipe is what came out. I had no idea what it would taste like as I made it, but as you are seeing it here, you can be assured that it tasted wonderful. M even helped himself to another big bowl because "it was just so good." (It may have helped that the temperature was well below zero and soup is just good when you are cold. This may also be why I am putting off going to the grocery store.)

-3 chicken breasts
-5 c. chicken stock
-chili powder
-dried diced onions
-cayenne pepper

-1 c. uncooked rice
-2 pints salsa
-1 can black beans
-1 can navy beans
-1 can enchilada sauce

Bring first set of ingredients to a boil in large sauce pan. Continue boiling until chicken is cooked. Use spatula to chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 40-60 minutes.

We ate this with shredded cheddar cheese and oyster crackers. (Because that is what we had in the house. If we had tortilla chips in the house, they would have worked as well.)

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Smith Family said...

I think I'm adding this to the menu even though my month is full. It does look "just so good." Amazing what you can come up with them you are motivated huh?

Emily said...

This looks delicious, definitely going on next week's menu plan!

Shannon said...

This looks really good!

Anonymous said...

How much does this make? Just curious if it would feed four or if I should double it.

Kristi said...

I would think that it would be more than enough for four people. We have been enjoying the leftovers this week.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Kristi It's Gina I am the Anonyomous comment - i don't know why? I made it for dinner and the family loved it. I altered it a little to make it go a little further. It was really good though the boys will not stop talking about it. Thank You!

Kristi said...

Gina, I am glad that it worked out for you! :o)

Jonnique said...

Love anything with the word enchilada! Excited to try this at home. Your newest follower. Please share at my Taste This Thursday Party!!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

This looks SO good, I really like the fact that is has rice in it along with beans! Thanks for linking up, can't wait to try it!

Sarah E. said...

I had blogged your recipe back in 2010 and totally forgot to tell you how much my family loved it! I have tried similar recipes and none of them can compare! Thank you for sharing this recipe :)