Fiesta Chowder

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by SharleneW

This 30-minute meal is both quick and hearty! From Southern Living magazine.

Top Review by sugarlovinmom

So so good! I used some leftover nacho cheese instead of the nacho cheese soup, and we used corn chips to eat this with because it was fairly hearty. Also used canned chicken and just dumped it and the fajita mix into the soup. (Didn't have cilantro so didn't use it.) Used canned corn. Ran the tomatoes through my mini processor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour and 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning in a heavy-duty zip-loc plactic bag; add chicken.
  2. Seal and shake to coat.
  3. Cook chicken in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat, stirring often, 4 minutes or until browned.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-high; add onion and garlic; saute 5 more minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining fajita seasoning, corn, black beans, tomatoes, green chiles, water, brown rice and olives.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Remove lid and stir in nacho cheese soup, chopped cilantro, and lime juice.
  8. Serve with breadsticks and garnished with additional fresh cilantro.

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