Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chicken Fajita Chowder

Last Thanksgiving, my family all packed up and drove to my sister's house out in the country.

We all arrived the Wednesday before and planned on sharing an easy meal together before the main event the following day.

This is what we had and, can I just say, I enjoyed it more than the turkey!

As the weather turns cool and crisp, nothing beats this hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty meal! It is one of my family's favorites. In fact, my husband cheered when I said I was making it tonight. Ha!

So, grab a spoon and dig in!

3 T. flour
1 T. fajita seasoning
1 t. chili powder
1 t. cumin
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
3 T. vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 t. garlic, minced
15-1/4 oz. can sweet corn and diced peppers, drained
15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
14-1/2 oz. can stewed tomatoes
4.5 oz. can chopped green chiles
3 c. water
1 c. instant brown rice, uncooked
10-3/4 oz. can nacho cheese soup
1-1/4 c. water

Optional toppings: corn chips, cilantro, sour cream, cheese, green onions

Combine flour and seasonings in a Ziplock bag; add chicken. Seal bag and shake to coat.

Saute garlic and onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add chicken and seasonings. Stir until browned, about 5 minutes.

Add corn and next 5 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the soup and 1-1/4 c. water. Heat through. Sprinkle with desired toppings.

Serves 8-10

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  1. Ooo! That looks so good!
    Thanks for the comment on my blgo :)
    and congrats on the NEW house!!!
    ~Shelley Smith

  2. That does look fantastic! I'd love for you to stop by What's Cooking Wednesday today and share one of your recipes! We host it each week too! Hope to see you there :)


  3. It is FANTASTIC! It was so very yummy at Thanksgiving last year. Its really ironic you put this up because I'm looking for recipes that will freeze well so Chris and I don't have to worry about cooking up all of our meals once the baby arrives...this looks like it'll be a good one to freeze.

  4. Oooooh that looks divine.


    I am enjoying your blog. Good stuff here! Hope you come over and visit over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  5. What a perfect soup for Fall! Thanks for linking.

  6. That looks amazing. I really want to make this! Thanks so much for linking up!

  7. Oh My GOSH this looks amazing! It's going on my menu pronto!!!!


  8. Okay, I've been wanting to make this since I saw your post a few days ago with your top 10 favorites. I forgot to make a list before I went to the store and I forgot the nacho cheese soup, so I subbed the 3 c. water, soup and addt'l 1-1/4 c. water with 3 cups of chicken broth. Still turned out FANTASTIC. Cut out some fat and carbs too. I'm a big fan! I'm eating up your blog :) Literally.


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