Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chicken Fiesta Soup

I'm a recipe thief. There, I admitted it. The weight is off my chest. We have a company who comes and sets up a display of books at the school I work. You pick what you want and they deliver them (it's pretty awesome!). I was flipping through a CROCK-POT cookbook and landed on the page with this recipe. It looked pretty great, but the rest of the cookbook was a dud... and I didn't have the extra $12. What's a girl to do? I copied the page. Does that make me a bad person??? If it counts, the stolen recipe was pretty darn good. I would recommend cutting the amount of chopped green chilies, unless you like super spicy stuff. You couldn't down a bowl without your eyes watering and nose running... but that didn't stop me from eating 3 bowls and lots of leftovers! Enjoy :)

4 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 can (14 1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes, drained
2 cans (4 oz each) chopped green chilies (I would cut to 1)
1 can (28 oz) enchilada sauce
1 can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 yellow squash, diced
1 zucchini, diced
tortilla chips (crumbled)
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Combine chicken, tomatoes, chilies, enchilada sauce, broth, onions, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder, pepper, cilantro, corn, squash and zucchini in CROCK-POT show cooker. Cover; cook on LOW for 8 hours. To serve, fill individual bowls with soup. Garnish with crumbled chips and cheese


Rachel said...

You are so cute, Heidi! I probably would have done the very same thing! There's nothing worse than having to buy a cookbook for just a recipe or two! As far as the soup husband and I were just talking about how we love a good, hearty soup--especially with all of this snow/cold weather! He would be thrilled with a spicy soup, but I appreciate the "heads-up", because I can't quite take too much heat! My husband has late night classes, so this would be perfect to make ahead and have for him to heat up when he gets home!

Jennifurla said...

Great idea, LOL! I am digging heat lately, this looks good.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, don't you just love the overpriced books they try and sell you? I have seen many teachers make a copy of a page or two. I have even seen one teacher copy the entire cook book. Don't feel bad.

Kristen said...

Sounds delicious - (and you should see the amount of co-workers I've had photocopying recipes at work) nothing wrong there

Trace said...

Hi, I copied this recipe from your site the other day and made it yesterday. It is SO good! And my husband loved it too! Thanks for 'stealing' it, LOL!!


Trace said...

Hi, I copied this recipe off your site last week and made it yesterday. It is SO good! And my husband likes it too! Thanks for 'stealing' it, LOL!