Banders Chicken Salsa Soup

"Yummy, easy, cheap, fast and filling. Husband tested and approved, lol. There are a gazillion different things you could add to this, and I have tried most of them with success. This is the basic, barebones recipe. Explore to your heart's content!"
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  • Open all cans.
  • Add all ingredients to pot.
  • bring to a boil.
  • reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until everything is heated through.
  • Serve with shredded cheese for extra super yumminess, and tortilla chips or saltines on the side.

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  1. Naiomi H.
    Added to the Monday night repertoire.
  2. bmcnichol
    I used canned chicken, all chicken broth and a can of corn but followed the rest of the recipe as written. I ate a bowl the night I made it and seperately the rest for lunches. I used mild salsa but next time would use medium for more heat. I was going to give this 4 stars until my son called and asked if it was OK if he ate my soup for lunch. When I came home, he had eaten three bowls and said he really liked it. The soup also reheats well. We really enjoyed this and it was real easy to put together.
  3. The Portugarians
    I made this as written other than using Great Northern Beans instead of Black because it's what I had on hand. We made cheese quesadillas to go along side it ans served the soup with cheese and sour cream on top. My 3 kids age 2, 4 and 5 1/2 gobbled it up, and my husband really liked it as well. It doesn't get much easier than this for dinner, and I fed 5 people with ONE (fairly large) chicken breast!<br/>This one is going in the cookbook for those nights when I need a quick, easy and delicious dinner. Thanks!
  4. Tinkerbell
    Oh my gosh! I cannot even tell you how much I loved this recipe! I usually have two or more types of salsa on hand, as my family doesn't eat as hot as I like. I had intended to use the mild or medium salsas for this, but went to my pantry & we were totally out! At that point I had everything else on the stove so I had to use my favorite salsa. Habanero & lime flavored. Whoo Hooo! It was so spicy my family was sweating at the table. LOL But they all went back for seconds. :) I served it with shredded cheese, sour cream & lots of saltine crackers & we will be making this again & again. I'm so happy we tried it. I think everyone will even continue to eat it with the hot salsa. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Bander! Made & enjoyed for the Spring 2009 Pick A Chef Orphanage.


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