I'm so excited to share this quick and easy recipe for Chicken Fajita Soup.
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Do you ever have those days when you have no idea what to fix for dinner, and you find yourself browsing through pinterest--hoping to find something that sounds good? I do that a lot, but I rarely have time to prepare the elaborate recipes. By happy accident, I stumbled on a recipe for Chicken Fajita Soup. The recipe was too time consuming for my immediate need, but I decided to try it anyway--and alter it for what I had on hand. I am so glad I did. This is my new favorite soup, and it is sooo easy and quick.
Want to make some? If you have the ingredients on hand, you can have dinner on the table in fifteen minutes!
Busy Day Chicken Fajita Soup
- 1 ½ c Sweet Peppers (Any combination—red, yellow, orange, green--I left out the green)
- 1 Onion
- 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Canned chicken with liquid (I use chicken I bottled myself in pint-size jars. For store bought, you could use one or two cans--depending on how chunky you want your soup.)
- 1 can Corn
- 4 c water + 3 ½ teaspoon Better than Bouillon (or 3 bouillon cubes)
- 2 ½ t Cumin
- 2 ½ t Chili Powder
- 1 t Garlic Powder
- 1 t Dried Cilantro or 1 T Fresh Cilantro
Directions: Saute onions and peppers in oil. Combine water, shredded chicken, spices, peppers and onions in soup pot and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Serve.
Garnish with cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro and tortilla chips. (I bet fresh lime juice would be yummy, too!)
The original recipe from The Gracious Pantry has been removed. Sorry I can't link you there.
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This is a little like my Chicken Enchilada soup as far as flavor profile goes. I bet it's a hit! :)
Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free
I love your meal soups, this one and your meatball chicli sound so great and simple! Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not, Heidi :)
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
Passing this recipe to my MIL, she will love it!! :)
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)
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Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com
I love it when great meals result from happy accidents! I love soup, especially chicken! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recipes Heidi! I hope you'll come to Saturday Share With Us tomorrow and link up some more!
It's still snowing and cold in Utah--it is soup weather for sure. This looks yummy.
I never would have thought to use canned chicken in soup. This looks great and you've opened up whole new canned chicken possibilities for me! Thanks!
Canned chicken definitely has a different taste than fresh, but I find that I don't notice the difference in soup.
I have actually been looking for a spicy mexican inspired soup recipe for ages. I will most certainly give this a try. The only thing I would change is with the use of fresh roast chicken which you can buy almost as cheaply as canned if purchased by the quarter rather than as a whole. Thanks for sharing Heidi.
Fresh chicken is always better. I agree! I use the canned when I am in a hurry.